Prohibited List

Do Not Take & Other Do Nots

The Prohibited List is compiled by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The list identifies the substances and methods prohibited in sport. It is one of the four WADA International Standards and its enforcement is mandatory for WDSF as a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code.

The Prohibited List is updated by WADA on an annual basis to reflect any scientific developments with respect to newly discovered substances that are deemed to represent doping.

The 2011 List offers a number of changes compared to the 2010 List. A new section – “Non-Approved Substances” – has been added. This “open” section addresses the issue of the abuse of pharmacological substances for the purpose of performance enhancement that are not included in other sections of the List and that are not approved by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use. These substances will be prohibited at all times (in- and out-of-competition) in 2011.

Another significant amendment is the removal of the obligation for athletes to file a Declaration of Use (not to be confused with the Therapeutic Use Exemption) for specific substances that are not prohibited.

For the first time ever, the Prohibited List is also made available through an iPhone application.

WADA Prohibited List 2014