During the period of the Paralympic Games, which starts on 22 August 2012 and ends on 9 September 2012, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Anti-Doping Code (compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and the mandatory international standards) will apply.
To promote and protect the integrity of sport and the health of athletes, the IPC, together with International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees established the IPC Anti-Doping Code.
- The aims of the code, which is fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency Code, are:
- To protect the athlete's right to participate in doping free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for athletes worldwide.
- To ensure harmonized, co-orindated and effective anti-doping programmes on the international and national level with regards to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.
Anti-Doping rules, like Competition rules, are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. All participants (athletes and athlete support personnel) accept these rules as a condition of participation and are presumed to have agreed to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code.
The IPC fully supports the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) view that the long-term solution to preventing doping is through effective values-based education programmes that can foster anti-doping behaviors and create a strong anti-doping culture.
International Paralympic Committee Anti-Doping Code
Learn more about what IPC do with Anti-Doping.