Cyprus Powerlifting Federation


Each and every sport has its own rules and regulations. Have a thorough read of CPF’s rules and regulations to ensure a good preparation for the competitions.



CPF Guide


Only members with a valid membership registration will have the following rights at events / competitions organised by the CPF:

– Participate – Athlete membership

– Accompany athletes – Coach membership

– Provide media services to athletes (private photographers/videographers, NON-CPF affiliated) – Media pass valid for predefined competition

Membership registration timeframe applies between the 1st of January until the 30th of April during the membership year. Prices differentiate for ALL registrations outside the renewal timeframe.

Athletes or coaches who wish to participate / be part of events and / or competitions are required to have a CPF membership for the membership year. Ones who are not active members of the Federation during the membership season, they are obliged to register with CPF within the timeframe of up to two weeks prior to the predefined date of the event or competition that they wish to participate / be present. Any registrations outside the above timeframe will be declined.

Athletes who wish to participate in an event / competition should submit their participation form at least two weeks prior to the predefined date of the event / competition. Application forms for participation completed outside the aforementioned timeframe, will be automatically cancelled. If the application for participation is submitted, but the athlete is not registered with CPF, the application will be automatically declined. “

(Please refer to CPF Regulations PDF below for detailed information)

Download the Regulations of CPF (EN)

Download the Download the Regulations of CPF (GR)

Approved list of Personal apparel and equipment for use at IPF sanctioned competitions

Valid from: 1st January 2023 until 31st December 2026

Download of the APPROVED LIST (EN) 

Competing CPF members will be judged and scored in accordance to the International Powerlifting Federation rules and regulations. Please review the IPF Rule Book .

All athlete will be expected to own equipment that complies with the IPF Approved Equipment List. Please review the IPF Approved Equipment List.

The IPF Anti-Doping Rules apply to CPF, Athlete Support Personnel and other Persons, each of whom are deemed, as a condition of their membership, accreditation and/or participation in the sport of powerlifting to have agreed to be bound by these Anti-Doping Rules.

For more information on the Code and its standards, click on the Useful Anti-Doping Links in this section.

The IPF Code of Ethics shall apply to the IPF, each National Federation of the IPF, and each Participant in the activities of the IPF or any of its National Federations by virtue of the Participant’s memberships, accreditation, or participation in the IPF, its National Federations, or their activities or Events. The IPF Code of Ethics which is ratified by the IPF General Assembly is available on the link below.



The IPF Referee Code of Conduct and Ethics shall guide all IPF Referees in the execution of their assignments. The Code including also shows the Ethical Guidelines that each IPF Referee shall maintain at all times.


The IPF Coach Code of Ethics is a positive affirmation of the Coach’s commitment to the fundamental qualities of professionalism, integrity and equity. Written acknowledgement of the Code is a requirement for a Coach to be registered as a Head Coach, Coach or Assistant Coach at an IPF international event, or to otherwise represent the IPF at an approved activity. This Coach’s Code is complementary to the International Powerlifting Federation Code of Ethics (refer to document above) and applies in addition to that overall Code.


The IPF Medical Code supports the basic rules regarding the best medical practices in the sport of powerlifting and safeguarding of the rights and health of the athletes. It encourages the adoption of specific measures to achieve those objectives.


The sport of Powerlifting impacts the environment. The IPF shall encourage competition directors, athletes, coaches and referees all play a part in preserving and sustaining the environment.





Find all information about the IPF formula at International Powerlifting Federation!

The spotters/loaders must consist of minimum 2 complete and experienced teams of 5 persons each. One leader of each team should be responsible to guide the other members of the team regarding the different duties in connection with loading the bar, adjusting the rack heights, cleaning the bar and control of the lifters safety.

Prior to lift off of each session, a member of the Jury must check and instruct the Spotters/loaders of the following:

Dress code

Check that all spotters for the session is wearing tracksuit bottoms or shorts of the same colour, championship or sponsors t/shirts and proper shoes


1.  Squat up to 200Kg only needs 3 spotters 

2. The center spotter must keep his/her arms away from the lifter thighs during the descend to allow the referee’s to see the depth of the squat  

Bench Press 

1. Bench Press up to 200Kg only needs 3 spotters 

2. The centre spotter must stand to the side, only spot the lifter when he/she is ready for the lift off and must move out of view once the lifter arms are lock, this to give a clear view of the lifter during the descend and pressing   

3. The centre spotter must wait until the chief referee signal to complete the lift is given before attempt to assist the lifter to replace the bar.  This is to allow the audience in the hall and watching live streaming to see the lift completed


1.  Once the bar is loaded the spotters must move out of view of the streaming cameras and the view of the EPF sponsor’s board

Accident on the platform during streaming

Should an accident occur on platform during streaming, the spotters must formed a barrier in front of the cameras to stop the audience from seeing the accident   

The official text of the Technical Rulesshall be maintainedby the IPF andshall be published in English. In the event of any conflict between the Englishand other language versions, the English version shall prevail.

(Last Updated 23 January 2024)

Download the Technical Rulebook (EN)

Download the Technical Rulebook (GR)


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