Fifth UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued ‎


The International Physique League (IPL), first (and only) United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organization has issued its sixth athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2016 IPL West Coast Pro/Am, held on September 25th in Rancho Cordova, CA.

MEN’S ATHLETIC MASTERS (40+) 1st place + MASTERS PRO CARD & MEN’S ATHLETIC OPEN 4th place James “Jake” Livingstone, tested positive for the banned substance Drostanolone-m1, which is prohibited for use at all times. As a result, James 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 Drostanolone-m1, carries a minimum 5-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 5-year suspension for James “Jake” Livingstone which goes into effect on 10.4.16 and ends on 10.4.21.

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