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The IPC is committed to clean, fair and competitive sport for athletes, to safeguard the long-term integrity and development of the Paralympic Movement.  Our anti-doping programme seeks to preserve what we intrinsically value about sport – what is often referred to as “the spirit of sport”.  This is at the heart of the Paralympic Movement – the pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of an individual’s natural talents.

IPC Anti-Doping Code

Anti-Doping rules, like competition rules, govern the conditions under which sport is played.  The IPC has established the IPC Anti-Doping Code which aligns with the general principles of the World Anti-Doping Code, in anticipation that a global and harmonised approach to anti-doping will help ensure clean sport for all.

The IPC Anti-Doping Code applies to the Paralympic Games and to all events and competitions under the jurisdiction of the IPC.   All participants (athletes, athlete support personnel and other individuals) agree to be bound by this Code as a condition of participation .

Click here to read the current IPC Anti-Doping Code or click on the links below to find out more about anti-doping.


The IPC is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and responding as it relates to our anti-doping programme as well as broader sport activity.  Please click on the following links for further information:


Athlete Rights & Responsibilities

In addition to the video above, WADA has produced a number of resources for athletes and coaches which can be found below:

Dangers of Doping (all languages)

At a Glance (all languages)

World Anti-Doping Agency

Further to this the IPC notes the following:

An Anti-Doping Act has been enacted in Germany.

The purpose of this act is to fight the use of doping substances and doping methods in sport in order to protect the health of athletes, ensure fairness and equal chances in sport competitions and thereby preserve the integrity of sport.

The Act applies to all athletes and support personnel when participating in any IPC event located in Germany.

If you have any questions in relation to this Act and its applicability please send them to

Speak Up - Report Doping

Athletes have the right to compete on a clean, level playing field – one that is free from the pressures and influences of doping - and testing alone is not enough to keep sport clean.  Anti-doping organisations increasingly rely on information or intelligence provided by individuals to help catch dopers.

You can do your bit by reporting what you know, what you have witnessed, overhead or have reasonable grounds to suspect. No matter how small or insignificant the information may seem to you, reporting it could provide the last piece in a puzzle to help catch those who choose to dope. 

The IPC has partnered with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Speak Up programme, which receives and processes information via a secure digital platform about potential doping in sport.  Any information you pass on is strictly confidential.  You can choose to provide information anonymously if you wish.

Click here to SPEAK UP!