Third UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued ‎

IPL_Square_LogoThe International Physique League (IPL), first (and only) United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organization has issued its third athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2016 California Championship contest held in Sacramento, CA on May 7th.

Women’s Bikini Open [Class B] and Pro Qualified winner, Thuy Tran, tested positive for two banned diuretics, Chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, which are prohibited for use at all times. As a result, Thuy has been placed on Athlete Suspension. WADA’s Prohibited At All Times list includes substances that may never be present in a urine sample, at any time. As a general rule, testing positive for a Substance Prohibited At All Times carries much greater penalties than WADA’s Prohibited In-Competition list. The In-Competition list includes substances that must not be present at all (or over a certain amount for some substances) in an athlete’s urine sample collected at a competition event.

According the United Physique Competitors Anti-doping Agency (UPCAA) policy, testing positive for Chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide carries a minimum 3-year suspension. In addition, the athlete is immediately stripped of all titles (placings, Pro Qualified status etc.) and prize any money they may have won. The IPL has issued this 3-year suspension for Thuy Tran which goes into effect on 6.16.16 and ends on 6.1.19.

Read International Physique League President & Founder, Ben Yosef’s, statement posted on the IPL official website.