We are committed to ensuring that all WSM competitors compete fairly and safely, with the health of our contestants of paramount importance. Our wellness programme provides a physical examination and blood screening for each participant prior to the start of the competition, with the aim of identifying issues before they develop into potential illness and/or injury.

This compulsory procedure, carried out by our on-site medical staff, includes Echocardiograms and cardiac MRIs where necessary, as well as routine urine tests to detect the use of certain illegal substances. The use of performance enhancing drugs is strictly forbidden. Any competitor found to have an illegal substance in their system will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

In addition, we implement an independent equipment safety checking system in order to safeguard our participants wherever possible.