The PROHIBITED LIST FOR HUMAN ATHLETES
The WADA Prohibited List ("List") for 2023 and (NEW!) 2024 are published in the Library section below.
The List is reviewed annually. The updated version comes into effect on 1 January and is published end of October of the previous year. Athletes who take regular medication must always recheck their medication against the updated List. In case they take a medication that has changed status and will be prohibited when the updated List comes into effect, they should apply for a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption).
Athlete support personnel should ensure they are familiar with the List and its changes.
|Important: a major change to the status of glucocorticoids came into effect on 1 January 2022. Please read this document carefully.|
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes and maintains a list of the substances and methods which are:
Within these categories, some substances are "conditional" – athletes are allowed to take up to a specific dose or within a specific dosage range but outside of that dose or range the substance is prohibited (for example, some ingredients found in asthma inhalers). Other conditional substances are those that are only prohibited by the way they are taken (route of administration) - for example, applied as a cream, or swallowed, or inhaled.
* The FEI defines the in-competition period as the period commencing one (1) hour before the beginning of the first horse inspection the day before a competition in which the athlete is scheduled to participate through to the end of the last competition at the event for that athlete or the sample collection process related to such competition.
In the Prohibited List, substances and methods are classified by category (e.g. steroids, stimulants, gene doping). The Prohibited List is updated annually and comes into effect on 1 January. It is published 3 months before earlier (i.e. 1 October) so athletes have the time to review any changes and apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for their current medical treatment if necessary.
Athletes have a duty to:
|Clean Sport for Humans - Prohibited Substances Library|
Learn how to understand and navigate the Prohibited List:
|WADA Prohibited List 2023, effective 1 January 2023 & WADA Prohibited List 2023: Summary of Major Modifications from the 2022 List and Explanatory Notes|
|WADA Prohibited List 2024, effective 1 January 2024 & WADA Prohibited list 2024: Summary of Major Modifications from the 2023 List and Explanatory Notes|
|Glucocorticoid injections - Important change since 1 January 2022|
|Questions ? Contact your National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) or the FEI|
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