Ninth UPCAA Athlete Suspension Has Been Issued ‎

Ninth 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 ninth athlete suspension after receiving World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) urinalysis results following their 2017 3RD Annual IPL Midwest Championship, held on April 15th in Madison, WI.

MEN’S ATHLETIC OPEN 1st place winner Charlie Davidson tested positive for gw501516 sulfone and sulfoxide which are banned metabolic modulators. This falls under the WADA S4 substance list and is prohibited for use at all times. As a result, Charlie 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 this substance comes with a 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 a 3-year suspension for Charlie Davidson which goes into effect on 5.30.17 and ends on 5.30.20.

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