Cyprus Powerlifting Federation

Anti-Doping Rules

While CPF is an affiliated member of IPF Anti-Doping, policies and rules have been adopted and implemented, to ensure that all our athletes participating in the sport of powerlifting are in agreement to be bound by our Anti-Doping Rules.



CPF Follows

IPF Anti-Doping Rules

CPF as a member of the IPF follows the Anti-Doping Rules

Cyprus Powerlifting Federation is unequivocal in its opposition to drugs in sport and strictly adheres to the IPF and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code. Our role is very seriously and has worked diligently with our sporting partners and associates to become a responsible, high quality organization governing athletes committed to drug-free, high-standard competition.

The CPF is committed to protecting the health of our athletes and maintaining the integrity of our sport. As a Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code (“the Code”), the CPF follows the anti-doping policies and rules which conform with the Code.

These are reflected in the following IPF Anti-Doping Rules:

There are many resources on the IPF’s website to help you understand your rights and responsibilities.

As an athlete,

  • You are strictly liablefor any substance found in your body (or specimen). You may be charged with anti-doping rule violation for the presence or use of a prohibited substance or method, whether its use was intentional or not.
  • Always check your medications and supplements before consuming them to make sure they do not contain any substances or methods included on the WADA Prohibited List.
  • If you have a medical condition for which you need to  take a medication or use a therapeutic method that is prohibited under the WADA Prohibited List, apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to the appropriate organization (IPF or NADO) prior to the start of its use and at least 30 days before competing.
  • Educate yourself on the risks of taking supplements and minimize your risk.
  • Understand and educateyourself on your rights and responsibilities as an athlete, including but not limited to:
  • requirements for submitting whereabouts information, rights during sample collection, responsibility to avoid the use of prohibited substances and methods and apply for a TUEwhen needed, consent to the use of your information, obligations to follow the IPF Anti-Doping Rules and all consequences deriving therefrom


End of March each year is the limit for all EPF member federations to report (to the IPF Secretary General) their national anti-doping activities the previous calendar year.

  • The report shall contain:
  • The number of tested lifters (specify Women and Men)
  • In or out of competition
  • Number of positives
  • If positive, specify the substance(s)
  • Name of the analyzing laboratory

Code and Prohibited List

This digital edition of the Prohibited List is for easy reference only; in the event of any conflict between this digital version and the official version (available in PDF format here), the official version shall prevail.

The Prohibited List is a mandatory International Standard as part of the World Anti-Doping Program.

The List is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA. The effective date of the List is 1 January 2021.


Links and Athlete Resources

As a responsible athlete you must ensure that all medications that you are taking do not contravene anti-doping rules. 

Follow the various links below to learn more about anti-doping in sport.

Documents and Guidance

  • IPF Anti-Doping Seminar 
  • IPF Warning on Supplement Use 
  • EPF Anti-Doping Control Agreement (PDF)
  • EPF Συμφωνητικό Ελέγχου Αντί-Ντόπινγκ (PDF)
  • IPF Acknowledgement and Agreement Form (PDF)
  • IPF Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) Application Form (PDF)


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