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 in sport.
As a medical professional, 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 give you a basic summary of the kinds of substances and methods that are banned in sport.
Prohibited AT ALL TIMES (in and out of competition)
|Non Approved Substances||Manipulation of blood and blood components|
|Anabolic Androgenic Steroids||Chemical or physical manipulation|
|Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors and related substances||Gene doping|
|Hormone and Metabolic Modulators|
|Diuretics and other Masking Agents|
Some substances are only prohibited in-competition, i.e. when an athlete is tested at during a sporting event.
|Stimulants, such as Pseudoephedrine (at certain levels), Amphetamines, Adrenaline, Cocaine, Ephedrine|
|Narcotics, such as Morphine, Pethidine, Fentanyl|
|Cannabinoids (including synthetic), such as Marijuana, THC, Kronic, Spice etc|
|System Glucocorticoids, such as oral prednisone, systemic injections and rectal applications|
In certain sporting competitions, the following are also tested for:
|Alcohol (above defined levels)|
|Beta-Blockers, such as Betaloc and Timolol|