Clean Sport for Humans - Prohibited Substances 

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THE PROHIBITED LIST FOR HUMANS

WADA publishes and maintains the Prohibited List of Substances and Methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, and in specific sports. Substances and Methods are classified by category (e.g. steroids, stimulants, gene doping). This list is updated annually. Athletes must:

  1. Familiarise themselves with the Prohibited List and make sure to always be updated on the latest version as it is reviewed annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency;
     
  2. Systematically ask their medical practitioners to verify that no medication, supplement or treatment they are taking (prescribed or not) involves Prohibited Substances or Methods;
  1. Apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption if a prescribed treatment involves Prohibited Substances or Methods;
  1. When purchasing over-the-counter medication, consult their national anti-doping agency or ask the pharmacist to check that the medication does not contain anything prohibited on the Prohibited List currently in force;
     
  2. Be extremely cautious with dietary and nutritional supplements. One should never assume that a product is safe to use simply because it is a supplement. Many supplements contain undeclared ingredients including illegal stimulants, steroids, and prescription medications.
The Prohibited List for humans Library
WADA's Prohibited List 2017 Database

New WADA's Prohibited List - EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2018 (pdf) and 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes

 

WADA's Prohibited List - effective 1 January 2017 in English (pdf) and 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes

Previous versions of the List (pdf)

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