WADA Releases 2017 Prohibited List

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods along with the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List - which designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in and out of competition and which substances are banned in particular sports - was approved by the Executive Committee on 21 September and comes into force on 1 January 2017. Full details can be found here.

List for Mobile Devices and App

In addition to the print and PDF formats, the List and its related documents are available for mobile devices and as an iPhone/iPad application.

Visit the App Store to download the free Prohibited List iPhone application.

Background Information

Since 2004, and as mandated by World Anti-Doping Code, WADA has published an annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List). The List, which forms one of the five International Standards, identifies the substances and methods prohibited in and out of competition and in particular sports. The substances and methods on the List are classified by different categories (e.g., steroids, stimulants, gene doping).

WADA’s role, through its List Expert Group and Health, Medical and Research Committee, is to facilitate a consultation period before preparing and publishing the List by 1 October in order to allow for its introduction at the start of the following year.

All Stakeholder issues and comments were discussed in detail at List Committee meetings. Further information on topics included in the Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes, and on many other issues or queries brought to the attention of the List Committee as part of the stakeholders comments are in the Questions & Answers on the Prohibited List.