(Ottawa, Ontario – October 6, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is pleased to announce a new agreement with the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). As part of this new partnership, the CCES will oversee various areas of the IPF’s anti-doping program including its compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, athlete whereabouts program management, global test coordination and results management.

“The CCES is impressed with IPF’s commitment to clean sport,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “We look forward to working with IPF to implement a robust anti-doping program for powerlifting. Partnerships are a highly effective way to strengthen collective efforts in the promotion of clean sport.”

“The IPF has taken its role as the premier global powerlifting federation very seriously and we have worked diligently with our sporting partners and associates to become a responsible, high quality organization for athletes committed to drug-free, high-standard competition,” said Gaston Parage, IPF President. “The IPF is pleased to partner with the CCES, a reputable national anti-doping organization within the anti-doping community. We look forward to having them assist us with strengthening the IPF’s Anti-Doping Program.”

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

About the IPF

The IPF is the recognized international governing body for the sport of powerlifting and is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the sport on a global level. The IPF is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code and is responsible for implementing applicable Code provisions through policies, statutes, rules or regulations according to its authority and within its relevant spheres of responsibility and for ensuring its compliance to the Code.

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