On 5 March 2021, a doping control was conducted on Polina Aubakirova (KAZ), an ice climbing athlete. Analysis of the sample concluded that the athlete had tested positive for meldonium (S 4. Hormone and metabolic modulators).
According to the decision of the UIAA Ice Climbing Disciplinary Panel, Polina Aubakirova has been found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation under the UIAA anti-doping regulation Rule 2.1 – the presence of a prohibited substance in an athlete sample. As a result, she has been sanctioned to 3 (three) years ineligibility, commencing on 5 March 2021 and ending at the conclusion of 5 March 2024.
UIAA & Anti-Doping
The UIAA promotes Clean Climbing by adopting and implementing the World Anti-Doping (WADA) Programme in its entirety. In parallel, the UIAA is responsible for ensuring that all of its member associations and athletes respect and comply with all relevant International Standards and all the principles inherent to the World-Anti Doping Code, including the registered testing pool and the doping violation procedure. As part of the registration process for the annual UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour, all athletes are required to complete a mandatory anti-doping questionnaire and educational programme. For more information on the UIAA & Clean Climbing please visit: