The Prohibited List
The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport.
As a coach, you should be familiar with this so that you can advise athletes about the types and kinds of substances and methods that are not permitted in sport.
A substance or method may be included on the list if it meets any two of the following criteria:
- it has the potential to enhance sporting performance
- it presents an actual or potential health risk to the athlete
- it violates the spirit of sport.
You can view the full WADA Prohibited List here, but the tables below gives you a basic summary of the kinds of substances and methods that are banned in sport.
Prohibited at all times (both in and out of competition)
Some substances are only prohibited in-competition, i.e. when an athlete is tested at during a sporting event,
In certain sporting competitions, the following are also tested for: