Navigating the WADA prohibited list: catchalls and consistencies

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Published: Saturday, 04 May 2013 Written by Dr Ben Koh, Philip Gibbs No Comments

How far should the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list “catchall” phrases reach in the context of the control of the use of supplements and culturally/ethnically relevant "complementary and alternative medicines" (CAM)?  This article examines the potential inconsistency of the prohibited list, as a universally binding document, and the implications for athletes.

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Philip Gibbs

Philip Gibbs

Philip is a barrister with over 20 years call specialising in Crime and Sports Law. Philip was recently co – counsel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport acting for Taekwondo Olympic gold medallist Mu Yen Chu and Chinese Taipei against the International Olympic Committee. 

Dr Ben Koh

Dr Ben Koh is a medical doctor with a Masters in Sports Medicine and a Masters in Psychology and has clinical and educational training in surgery, sports medicine, emergency medicine and critical care.

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