Yes, they had the same thing here last year when Coan came for a seminar. Just another reason why I don't want to associate myself with the IPF.
The IPF and WADA are, forgive my language, fucktards because of that rule. Its like they think Ed and other banned guys give out doping advice at their seminars. I guess if I see him at a restaurant and decide to talk to him about training they're gonna ban me too if they find out? And it's extremely childish to call him out by name the way they did.
I'm gonna go big picture here instead of going into another rant about a fed that tells lifters what kind of underwear they can wear and how to wear their hair.
The problem is that there is no other SINGULAR LEGITIMATE fed out there for all these insulted, oppressed and, frankly, abused IPF lifters to go to. Hard to 'vote with your dollar' when there is no one else to vote for. I'll give the IPF one thing; they run a clean show (and I'm NOT talking about drugs, because, let's face it, its very hard to believe that every single IPF lifter is lifetime natural). They hold to strict standards beginning to end. If there was another fed that cared as much about standards and not seeing their name in PLWatch world records lists, we might have a solid alternative for lifters with some self-respect to flock to.
I would hope that this bullshit move would backlash hard on them and maybe finally break that camel's back, but IPF members have for the most part proven that they will continue to take the abuse and rationalize supporting this fascist federation.
Again, rather than attack, I'd much rather direct efforts to creating that one great alternative fed so IPF lifters can finally have some place GOOD to go.
I'm actually very happy that some of the more respected old school guys have weighed in on this.