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Anti-Doping Update December 2023

As 2023 draws to a close we would like to bring to your attention to several important documents. Firstly, one from UKAD and two from WADA.

• UKAD Report into Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs - click here 

• WADA's "Natural is Enough" comms campaign - click here and here 

Please take the time to look at these, particular the UKAD report into IPEDs. This provides essential information for all athletes and support personnel.

Prohibited List and Tramadol Communications

The WADA 2024 List of Prohibited Substances & Methods in Sports comes into effect 1st January 2024 and as previously announced, one of the major modifications is that tramadol is now not allowed in-competition. In response to this change, UKAD has developed a new TUE Position Statement that sets out guidance for how athletes and doctors should comply with the changes to the way tramadol will be regulated in sport. This Position Statement has been uploaded to the special topics page of the Medicine and TUE Hub on UKAD's website - 


We are in detailed discussions with UKAD to take on our anti-doping programme. A key requirement of this is that all top tier athletes are sufficiently educated. All lifters and support personnel (coaches etc) are strongly recommended to visit UKAD's Clean Sport Hub Clean Sport Hub: New 100% me athlete eLearning launched | UK Anti-Doping ( and complete the 100% Me course. 

WADA Perception Survey

Since 2021, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has administered an Annual Perception Survey. As WADA has limited direct access to athletes worldwide, they would be grateful if you can forward the athlete survey link on to your respective athlete populations via your communication channels. There is also a version of the survey for other stakeholders if you wish to complete it (the deadline for both surveys is 17 January 2024).

Click on the survey link for Athletes

Click on the survey link for all other Stakeholders

Complements of the Season and have a very successful and clean 2024

British Powerlifting Anti-Doping Team

British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that has a fully WADA compliant anti-doping programme, which is independently administered by the IPF. All of our anti-doping testing is carried out at our own expense. Elite GB lifters are selected by the IPF for inclusion in the Registered Testing Pool (RT) along with 144 lifters in the Testing Pool and National Testing Pool. All are subject to Out of Competition Testing (OCT). Read More >