(A) The Ohio athletic commission shall allow electrolyte-replacement drinks, regardless of color, such as "Gatorade, Powerade, Propel, and Smart Water," during events regulated by the commission.
(B) These drinks must be brought to ringside or cage side un-opened and sealed and only in a plastic containers. Unsealed drinks are not acceptable.
(C) The inspector, executive director or a representative of the commission must approve and sign off on the drink.
(D) No stimulant drinks or drinks with caffeine, such as "Red Bull and Rock Star," are allowed. The commission reserves the right to inspect, test, or remove any drink from ringside or cage side. The commission may also test any contestant that they may believe is in violation.
(E) Any drink that is tested and found to have been adulterated in any manner will result in a suspension of the contestant and all corner persons for a period of not less than six months and not more than one year. The suspensions may be appealed to the athletic commission in writing within thirty days after notification of suspensions.
(F) Any contestant that is tested and the test reveals that there is an excessive amount of caffeine or any other enhancements will result in a suspension for a period of not less than six months and not more than one year. The suspension may be appealed to the athletic commission in writing within thirty days after notification of suspension.
Prior History: (Effective:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/23/2009 and 01/06/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.34
Prior Effective Dates: 3/20/07 )