Rules & Regulations


Athlete outreach during a UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup competition (Photo: Nenad Dikic)


On October 18th 2014, the UIAA General Assembly adopted the last amendments to the UIAA Anti-Doping policy. The policy was now harmonized with the 2014 World Anti-Doping Code.

These anti-doping rules were first adopted by the UIAA General Assembly on 11 October 2003 (in Berchtesgaden, Germany). Various other amendments were added by the UIAA General Assembly 16 October 2004 (New Delhi, India) when it was agreed: "That the UIAA General Assembly gives power to the UIAA Board to approve interim amendments to UIAA Anti Doping Policy and Procedure.”

The UIAA is committed to fair play, doping free sport and the principles of the Code. The UIAA has adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (2009); this includes the mandatory articles of the Code and all relevant International Standards.

UIAA officials, representatives, Member Associations and athletes in UIAA organised or approved events are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for an international federation of sport and in accordance with the Anti-Doping Policy and Procedure. Failure to observe the Anti-Doping Policy and Procedure shall result in a disciplinary procedure and sanctions.

The aims of the UIAA’s Anti-Doping Policy and Procedure are to:

  • Promote drug free competitions in UIAA recognised sports.
  • Develop fair and consistent Anti-Doping procedures and regulations.
  • Assist Member Associations to meet their obligations to their national sports authorities and comply with relevant national legislation (such as in the field of contracts, human rights, and data protection).