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SECTION EIGHT

 REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE IOC MEDICAL CODE

 

1.      Adoption

         The UIAA being an Intermember federation recognized by the IOC herewith adopts the IOC Medical Code, the purpose of which is namely to fight and finally eliminate doping from sport. The adoption includes the present Code as well as future changes that might be decided by the IOC Executive Board.

2.      Application

         The IOC Medical Code applies to all competitions that are organized under the authority of the UIAA. Any person who enters, prepares for or participates in any manner - as athlete, coach, trainer, official, medical or para-medical  personnel - in such competitions, is presumed to have agreed to comply with the IOC Medical Code.

3.      Competent body within UIAA

         The ICC (International Council for Competition Climbing) is the competent body responsible for the application of the IOC Medical Code. The ICC can, however, delegate his competence to a permanent working group formed in part of its members together with experts. Preferably from the Medical Commission.

4.      Prohibited classes of substances and prohibited methods

         The list of prohibited classes of substances and prohibited method contained in Chapter II of the IOC Medical Code as well as future amendments to said list are applicable without restriction.

5.      Penalties for infractions

         The penalties for infractions as outlined in the ICC Disciplinary Regulations.

6.      Competent organs to impose sanctions and right of appeal

         The Disciplinary Commission of the ICC is the exclusive body competent to impose sanctions for infractions of the IOC Medical Code.

         Any person afflicted by a decision rendered by the Disciplinary Commission in application of the IOC Medical Code has the right of appeal as described in the ICC Disciplinary Regulations.

 

 

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