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Dear IPF Member Federations, Dear Lifters,

With this information, the IPF announces the termination of the Equipment License Agreement between the IPF and Metal Sports with immediate effect of the reason of non fulfilling the agreement terms.

The result of this agreement termination is that Metal Sports Equipment will be deleted from the IPF approved list.

The IPF Executive Committee also decided, to allow lifters to use Metal Sports Equipment, which was on the IPF approved list, until end of 2021 (31.December 2021) on all IPF competitions on World, Regional and National level. With this the IPF EC wants to prevent the situation that lifters will be harmed.

On behalf of the IPF Executive Committee

Gaston Parage

IPF President

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 >