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CHAIR ATHLETE'S COMMISSION

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Cliffe as the new Chair of the Athlete's Commission. Tony is Financial Controller/Director of a large industrial company and has been a top class lifter for many years. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important role.

Tony is currently World Classic Champion in the 120kg bodyweight class and achieved this with an outstanding nine out of nine good lifts at the 2019 World Championships. He is also a World class equipped lifter and is in the GBR team for this year's World Open in Dubai.

Tony can be contacted at athletescommission@britishpowerlifting.org or via "Contact Us" on the website.

ANTI-DOPING

Geraldine Goligher

On April 6, 2019 Geraldine Goligher was selected for an in-competition doping control during a NIPF Spring Classic Powerlifting Championship in Newton Abbey, Northern Ireland. Her urine sample was found to contain Stanozolol and Drostanolone, which are listed as Exogenous Androgenic Anabolic Steroids under section S1.1A. of WADA's 2019 Prohibited List. Both are "non-specified substances", the use of which is prohibited both in-competition and out-of-competition under the IPF Anti-Doping Rules and British Powerlifting anti-doping rules. She is therefore ineligible to be a member of British Powerlifting or participate in any event sanctioned by them or the IPF until April 6, 2023.

Ryan Mclure

On April 28, 2019 Mr. Ryan McClure was selected for an in-competition doping control during a national powerlifting competition in Carlisle. His urine sample was found to contain Nandrolone, which is listed as an Endogenous Androgenic Anabolic Steroid (AAS) under section S1.1B. of WADA's 2019 Prohibited List and Trenbolone, which is listed as Exogenous AAS under section S1.1A. of WADA's 2019 Prohibited List. Both are "non-specified substances", the use of which is prohibited both in-competition and out-of-competition under the IPF Anti-Doping Rules and the British Powerlifting anti-doping rules. He is therefore ineligible to be a member of British Powerlifting or participate in any event sanctioned by them or the IPF until 6th July 2023.

British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that carries out independent WADA compliant drug testing. In 2017 we conducted some 140 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense. GB lifters in World Championships are registered with the IPF for Out of Competition Testing (OCT).

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