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Please be advised, the Office of the BC Athletic Commissioner subscribes to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) regulations. IV Rehydration is prohibited in BC.

Please contact the BC Athletic Commission for more information

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Please read the following advisory note and take all necessary precautions prior to engaging in close contact with competitors

Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) has implemented 6 rule changes

B.C. Reg. 171/2013: Division 5 – Medical Requirements  Contestants – pre-match requirements 19 (1) At least 14 days before the date a contestant is scheduled to compete in an event.  

In late 2016 the BC Athletic Commission (BCAC) became aware that many of our combat sport contestants were engaging in extreme measures to cut weight for competition. BCAC subsequently worked with the University of Fraser Valley to undertake a scientific study for determination of both the short and long term health impacts of dehydration related to weight cutting practices. BCAC will now release an educational video concerning the results of this study. Please note that as Commissioner I have remained impressed by the athleticism and skill of our fighters and I hold the training efforts and coaching in high regard. However, this safety issue and the findings of the study should be considered as fighters prepare for competition. BCAC will continue to work with fighters, coaches and promoters in consideration of further policy changes related to safety in our sport.    I hope you will find time to view this video and make informed decisions about training methods and specifically extreme weight cutting.   Finally I would like to thank the University of Fraser Valley, Dr. Gosal and the fighters whom have participated in the study and the video. I also want to thank the coaches and promoters for their support and assistance.    Dangers of Dehydration     Wayne Willows Commissioner Office of the BC Athletic Commissioner

The BCAC has released an Amateur Combat Sport Handbook for informational purposes for all participants. http://www.bcathleticcommission.ca/bcac_files/BCAC_Amateur_Combat_Sports_Handbook.pdf

ARP Consensus Statement on Concussion Management  

COMMAND Referee and Judge training and certification  Please email athletic.commissioner@gov.bc.ca to register. 

Host Hotels: Hilton Vancouver Airport & Vancouver Airport Marriott DATE: OCTOBER 25, 26, 27, 2019 JUDGE Certification Course $200 – 1 Day (Oct 25) JUDGE/REFEREE Combined Certificate Course $300 – 3 days (Oct 25, 26, 27) Start times 8:00 am - Finish times may vary. Please email athletic.commissioner@gov.bc.ca to register