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.