Eighth UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued
The International Physique League (IPL), first (and only) United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) member organization has issued its eighth athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2017 3RD Annual IPL Southern Championship, held on March 25th in Houston, TX.
MEN’S BODYBUILDING OPEN 1st place + IPL PRO CARD winner James Mickles tested positive for Methylhexaneamine. This substance falls under the WADA S6 substance list, and is prohibited for use during competition. As a result, James has been placed on Athlete Suspension.
WADA’s Prohibited In-Competition list includes substances that may not be present in a urine sample, at the time of competition. As a general rule, testing positive for a Substance Prohibited In-Competition carries lesser penalties than WADA’s Prohibited At All Times list. The Prohibited At All Times list list includes substances that may never be present in a urine sample, at any time.
According the United Physique Competitors Anti-doping Agency (UPCAA) policy, testing positive for Methylhexaneamine carries a minimum 1-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 a 1-year suspension for James Mickles which goes into effect on 4.18.17 and ends on 4.18.18.