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Medical and Anti-Doping

UIPM Anti-Doping Rules  are adopted and implemented in accordance with UIPM's responsibilities under the Code, and in furtherance of UIPM's continuing efforts to eradicate doping in sport.

These Anti-Doping Rules are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played.  Aimed at enforcing anti-doping principles in a global and harmonized manner, They are not intended to be subject to or limited by any national requirements and legal standards applicable to criminal or civil proceedings, although they are intended to be applied in a manner which respects the principles of proportionality and human rights. When reviewing the facts and the law of a given case, all courts, arbitral tribunals and other adjudicating bodies should be aware of and respect the distinct nature of these Anti-Doping Rules, which implement the Code, and the fact that these rules represent the consensus of a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the world as to what is necessary to protect and ensure fair sport. 

Anti-doping programs are founded on the intrinsic value of sport. This intrinsic value is often referred to as "the spirit of sport": the ethical pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of each Athlete’s natural talents.

Anti-doping programs seek to protect the health of Athletes and to provide the opportunity for Athletes to pursue human excellence without the Use of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

Anti-doping programs seek to maintain the integrity of sport in terms of respect for rules, other competitors, fair competition, a level playing field, and the value of clean sport to the world.

The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind. It is the essence of Olympism and is reflected in the values we find in and through sport, including:

  • Health
  • Ethics, fair play and honesty
  • Athletes’ rights as set forth in the Code
  • Excellence in performance
  • Character and Education
  • Fun and joy
  • Teamwork
  • Dedication and commitment
  • Respect for rules and laws
  • Respect for self and other Participants
  • Courage
  • Community and solidarity


The spirit of sport is expressed in how we play true.

Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

Strict Liability Principle

The rule which provides that under Article 2.1 and Article 2.2, it is not necessary that intent, Fault, Negligence, or knowing Use on the Athlete’s part be demonstrated by the Anti-Doping Organization in order to establish an anti-doping rule violation.

Anti-Doping Rule Violations

various anti-doping rule violations are described in article 2 of UIPM Anti-Doping rules . 

Athletes or other Persons shall be responsible for knowing what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation and the substances and methods which have been included on the Prohibited List.

The following constitute anti-doping rule violations:

  • Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample
  • Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method
  • Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection by an Athlete
  • Whereabouts Failures by an Athlete
  • Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any Part of Doping Control by an Athlete or Other Person
  • Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method by an Athlete or Athlete Support Person
  • Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method by an Athlete or Other Person
  • Administration or Attempted Administration by an Athlete or Other Person to any Athlete In-Competition of any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method, or Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Substance or any Prohibited Method that is Prohibited Out-of-Competition
  • Complicity or Attempted Complicity by an Athlete or Other Person
  • Prohibited Association by an Athlete or Other Person
  • Acts by an Athlete or Other Person to Discourage or Retaliate Against Reporting to Authorities