"The changes that have been made for the 2015 List will add greater clarity as we move forward into the next phase of anti-doping with the introduction of the revised Code.”
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its 2015 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.
The list, which specifies all substances and methods prohibited in sport, will come into force on the 1 January 2015 at the same time as the revised World Anti-Doping Code.
It is a mandatory document for all organisations that are following the WADA code.
The annual revision of the list is a highly-consultative process undertaken by WADA and begins with circulation of a draft list amongst stakeholders. Comments are considered by WADA’s List Expert Group, which then presents its conclusions to WADA’s Health, Medical and Research Committee (HMRC).
Following this process, recommendations are then made to WADA’s Executive Committee, which discusses the proposals before making a final decision.
“One of WADA’s main roles is to be at the forefront of advances in anti-doping science, and to ensure that we are aware of any developments which might impact what should or shouldn’t be included on the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie.
“The process that leads to changes to the List is highly consultative, and involves the input of all stakeholders. The changes that have been made for the 2015 List will add greater clarity as we move forward into the next phase of anti-doping with the introduction of the revised Code.”
Available in English, French and Spanish, with the possibility to be translated into other languages, the Prohibited List can be downloaded as a mobile app for all devices.
For more information, visit the WADA website.