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We work with the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in the fight against doping.

Doping is the administration of a prohibited substance and/or method to enhance performance or recovery. To allow the use of prohibited substances or methods would be to allow science to decide who wins or loses.

We enforce a strict zero-tolerance approach to doping and conduct a full anti-doping programme that covers the vital areas of education, testing (both in and out of competition) and results management.

2021 Rules & Resources

The current version of the World Anti-Doping Agency code was implemented on 1 January 2021. You can access resources which cover the current rules, as well as support from UKAD and WADA:

 If you are unable to find the information you need then don't hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

BWL Lift Clean Awareness Course

BWL run an online e-learning Lift Clean Awareness course which you can complete at your own pace. It has been designed to train and test your knowledge as well as support your understanding of Anti-Doping. Plus the course is  free for BWL members

To find out more please click here

100% Me Clean Sport App 

The 100% Me Clean Sport App is the place for all things anti-doping, helping you make the right decisions on the go.  The App provides clear and concise anti-doping advice, guidance and updates to ensure you can be clean and stay clean wherever you are training or competing. If you need to check your medication, learn more about the risks with supplements, or understand more about the testing procedures and your rights as an athlete, the App is the place to start.

The 100% me Clean Sport App is available for either iOS or Android and can be downloaded for free via iTunes or Google Play

Covid-19 Vaccines and the Code

31 Dec 2020 - UKAD have added the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (searchable as ‘COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca’) to Global DRO with a ‘not prohibited’ status.

21 Dec 2020 - UKAD have added the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (searchable as “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2”) to Global DRO with a “not prohibited” status.

10 June 2021 - UKAD have added the Janssen vaccine (searchable as ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen’) to Global DRO with a ‘not prohibited’ status.

Global DRO will continue to be updated as COVID-19 vaccines are approved for clinical use within the UK, thus we encourage athletes and their support personnel to check Global DRO for updates on the anti-doping status of vaccines going forwards.

Since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis UKAD has been issuing guidance on the steps taken to protect athletes and staff, while keeping sport clean. You can review all of this guidance on our information pages here.

Current Sanctions

The list below shows all persons currently serving an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV)


Start date of sanction

End date of sanction

Sonny Webster



Sonny Webster



Adrian Canaveral



Vasyl Kruk



For further details please visit 

The list below shows all persons currently serving a British Weight Lifting membership suspension:

Name Start date of sanction End date of sanction
Martyn Riley 5 March 2021 4 March 2023



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