The prohibited list
The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport. It is updated every year on January 1.
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 2019 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 (in and out of competition)
Some substances are only prohibited in-competition, i.e. if you are tested at or during a sporting event, games, regatta etc.
In certain sporting competitions, the following are also tested for: