• Home
  • News
  • WADA announce 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

WADA announce 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods


MIES (Switzerland) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced its 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List). View the WADA 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods list here.

The List designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition. It also reveals which substances are banned in particular sports.

The List, one of the mandatory International Standards for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), has been redesigned in order to improve navigation and usability for athletes and their support personnel. It will come into force on January 1, 2021.

The recommendation by WADA is that athletes, their entourage and all stakeholders review the List carefully and pay particular attention to the modifications for 2021 to avoid inadvertent use of prohibited substances and methods.

The List's revision process is led by WADA each year, beginning with an initial meeting in January and concluding with the publication of the List by October 1. The List undergoes extensive consultation involving some of the most qualified experts in the fields of science and medicine, including chemistry, endocrinology, haematology and pharmacology.

Athletes that have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List may be accommodated if they meet the criteria outlined in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE). The TUE Program is a rigorous and necessary part of elite sport which has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and anti-doping stakeholders.

The original article can be found here.

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.


Legal Advisors

Upcoming Events

There are no up-coming events

Copyright © LawInSport Limited 2010 - 2021. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. The information provided here was accurate as of the day it was posted; however, the law may have changed since that date. This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.