Anti-DopingEWF Anti-Doping & Fair-Play Commissions​Lifter and Support Personnel      FAQ

Lifter & Support Personnel

Lift Your Responsibility

As an athlete, it’s your duty to stay informed and compliant with anti-doping regulations.


Being part of the registered testing pool mandates your availability for testing at any specified time and place, every day of the week, and at all training events and competitions.

Your obligation includes regularly submitting your whereabouts—your expected locations and times—to the anti-doping agency. Failure to be present where and when you’ve indicated, leading to a missed test, can carry penalties as severe as those for a positive doping result.

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Adherence to Rules

Non-participation in a doping control, when requested, is tantamount to a doping violation. Upon refusal, you must document the rationale on the appropriate form and promptly notify the overseeing sports authority.

Any failure to provide a sample, or actions to avoid, refuse or manipulate the doping control process, is deemed a breach of anti-doping regulations, potentially leading to a ban of up to four years.

Upholding Integrity: Your Role in Reporting Weightlifting Doping Violations

In the effort to maintain the integrity of weightlifting, the collective effort and watchfulness of each member of the community are imperative. Observing or suspecting an anti-doping rule infringement necessitates your prompt action to report such incidents through the official channels provided by weightlifting’s regulatory authorities.

WADA Speak Up !

Reveal – Make Your Report for Fairness in Sport

Doping Control Process

Role of Support Personnel in Anti-Doping

It’s essential for lifter support personnel to recognize their critical role in maintaining the integrity of sport. Adherence to anti-doping regulations is not just the responsibility of the players but applies to support personnel as well. A lapse in judgment can have severe consequences for an athlete’s career.

Support personnel, including coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, or parents, are entrusted with an athlete’s trust. Your informed guidance is key in assisting them to reach their goals without compromising ethical standards. 

It is incumbent upon all support personnel to stay updated with anti-doping measures and to utilize available tools to help athletes compete cleanly. This is particularly crucial for healthcare and nutritional experts who must ensure that their advice is compliant with anti-doping regulations at all times.

Athletes’ anti-doping rights act

On June 18, 2020, the WADA unveiled the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act, a significant document ratified by WADA’s Executive Committee at the World Conference. This Act, a product of concerted efforts by WADA’s Athlete Committee, was crafted following extensive consultations with a global network of athletes and stakeholders. Anchored in the principles of the 2021 Code and Standards, the Act’s primary objective is to delineate, guarantee, and uniformly apply the rights of athletes in the realm of anti-doping.

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