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NEWS FROM THE GBPF EXECUTIVE JANUARY 2017

BENCH PRESS TEAM MANAGER

We are pleased to announce that Sheridan Wray has been appointed Classic Bench Press Team Manager/Head Coach and hope all classic bench pressers give him their full support.  An announcement regarding the Equipped Bench Press Team Manager will be made in the near future.

RECORD KEEPER

Jo Whiteley has decided to step down as Record Keeper and we would like to thank her for all her hard work and diligence carrying out this role.  Craig Wilkins has now taken over this job and will handle all British record claims and compile the ranking lists.  For the time being the Powerlifting League will be put on hold.

DRUG TEST RESULTS

We tested five lifters at the Home Nations Championships and all were negative. Two tests were carried out at the SE championships with one positive.

The following members have been banned:

Reggie Smith – SE Championships, presence of clomiphene. A four year suspension imposed effective December 31st 2016.

Drummond McCulloch – Fife Open Championships, presence of higenamine and dimethylbutylamine.  Following an Appeal Hearing, a 12 month ban imposed effective 24th November 2016

All members are advised to review carefully the 2017 WADA list of banned substances as there are a number added, which were not previously identified separately.

INTERNATIONAL SELECTIONS

The Preliminary Selections for the European Classic Championships and European Junior & Sub Junior Championships have been made and reviewed by the Selection Sub-Committee.  These can be viewed on Goodlift http://goodlift.info/nominations.php

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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