WADA Publishes Prohibited List

01 Oct 2010 By IPC

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2011 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods which will take effect on 1 January 2011.

The List comes after official approval by WADA's Executive Committee on 18 September.

Some of the noteworthy changes to the 2010 List include 'Non-Approved Substances'. This is a new section that addresses the abuse of pharmacological substances for the purpose of performance enhancement which are not included in other sections of the List and are not approved by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use.

Other changes include the removal of 'Platelet-Derived Preparations' after consideration for the lack of current evidence concerning the use of these methods for purposes of performance enhancement.

The obligation for athletes to file a 'Declaration of Use' for specific substances that are not prohibited has also been removed.

WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. WADA is a Swiss private law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.