NOTICE FROM THE CPU TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
November 1, 2023
It was brought to our attention that at regional and national events, we may have lifters
wanting to wear a singlet or t-shirt that they had traded with another lifter from a
different country. The item itself may be an approved item, but it is part of another
country's team kit and would bear that nation's logo or emblem. A team kit is created
specifically for a country's team and is not an item that can be purchased from the
As of today’s date, the CPU's policies on apparel says, "Only approved apparel can be
worn (i.e. items on the IPF Approved List, items on the CPU approved logos list,
or Member Province apparel) at all CPU National or Regional level Championships."
Athletes competing at Nationals and Regionals are representing their province and as
such should only be wearing their provincial team apparel, if they are not wearing an
item that is on the IPF Approved List or an item on the CPU approved logos list.
Obviously, if the lifter is wearing Team Canada apparel, that would not be an issue.
At a provincial level competition, we have decided that wearing an item from another
nation's team kit will be allowed as long as it does not contradict that lifter's provincial
policies or bylaws.
CPU Technical Committee
Bette Festing, Western Technical Controller
Louis Levesque, Central Technical Controller
Justin Smith, Eastern Technical Controller