on WADA’s Prohibited List
WADA produces a list of substances and methods that are banned in sport (the Prohibited List) because of their potential to enhance performance in future competitions or their masking potential. This list is updated at least annually, with the new edition taking effect on 1 January each year. The list is divided into substances and methods that are:
Those substances banned at all times would include (but are not limited to): hormones, anabolics, EPO, beta-2 agonists, masking agents and diuretics. Also banned at all times are methods such as blood transfusion or manipulation, or intravenous injections in some situations.
Those substances prohibited only in-competition would include (but are not be limited to): stimulants, marijuana, narcotics and glucocorticosteroids.
The Prohibited List may be expanded by WADA for a particular sport.
It is important to remember that not all substances and methods are named on the Prohibited List. Even if not expressly named, a substance and method can be deemed prohibited if:
A substance or method can be added to the Prohibited List if it is deemed to meet two of the following three criteria:
Above all, you are responsible for knowing what substances and methods are considered banned on the Prohibited List. It is therefore important that you acquaint yourself with WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
Source: WADA/Athletics Integrity Unit
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