Final Draft of Code and New WADA 2008 Prohibited List Available

Following its approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on 22 September, the 2008 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods has been published and will come into effect on 1 January 2008. 20 Oct 2007 By IPC

The Prohibited List was first published in 1963 under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Since 2004, as mandated by the World Anti-Doping Code, WADA is responsible for the preparation and publication of the List. It is an international standard, identifying substances and methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, and in particular sports.

Furthermore, WADA recently published the final draft 3.0 of the 2007 World Anti-Doping Code (WADC). This draft is a result of extensive consultation with stakeholders and completes a full revision of the existing World Anti-Doping Code 2003. The publication terminates the third and final stakeholder consultation phase.

Adoption of the revised Code is scheduled for the WADA Foundation Board Meeting during the World Conference on Doping in Sport, to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 15 to 17 November 2007.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Anti-Doping Committee is currently meeting in Bonn, Germany, to discuss the latest draft and get prepared for the Symposium.

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