WADA publishes the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

WADA publishes the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will come into force on January 1, 2019.

Approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 20 September 2018, the list designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports.

The List which is updated annually, is one of the cornerstones of the global anti-doping program. Every year, it is reviewed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. Director General Olivier Niggli stated “It is vital that we stay ahead of those that endeavor to cheat the system so in reviewing the List, experts review sources such as scientific and medical research, trends, and intelligence gathered from law enforcement and pharmaceutical companies.”

For a substance or method to be added to the List, it must be determined that it meets two of the following three criteria:

- It has the potential to enhance or enhances sport performance
- It represents an actual or potential health risk to the athletes
- It violates the spirit of sport

To access the new 2019 Prohibited List click here.

To view the Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes click here.