The PROHIBITED LIST FOR HUMAN ATHLETES
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes and maintains a list of the substances and methods which are prohibited at all times, in competition only, or in specific sports only.
1. At all times
This means that an athlete can be tested for these substances or methods at any time, not just at a competition.
2. In-competition only
This means that athletes can be tested for these substances or methods during the in-competition period. The substance/method is not forbidden at other times.
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.
3. In specific sports only.
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: