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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.


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

Registration for the referee/judge hybrid is now closed. Please contact the BC Athletic Commissioners Office to be placed on a waiting list. Judge course is still accepting registration. MMA Referee and Judge Certification Training

Saturday Jan 21 2pm-5pm

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.  

Training for room supervisors, timekeepers, scorekeepers Where: Atlantis MMA - 4611 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC When: Thursday June 8, 2017 @ 6pm To Register: Contact the BCAC 250-952-6735 or athletic.commissioner@gov.bc.ca

Kickboxing Referee and Judge Training and Certification When: October 14 & 15, 2017 Where: Hilton Vancouver Airport, Richmond BC Cost: Judge - $100, Referee - $150 To Register: Call Danica 250-952-6735 or email athletic.commissioner@gov.bc.ca 

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

Room supervisor training course Where: Gionco Martial Arts Super Centre 12851 No 5 Rd, Richmond BC When: Sunday February 18, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm There is no cost for this training but please email athletic.commissioner@gov.bc.ca to register  

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

Room supervisor, timekeeper, scorekeeper training

ARP Consensus Statement on Concussion Management