2023 Prohibited List published

7 Oct 2022

Tramadol joins List in 2024

prohibited list 2023

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo). The List comes into effect on 1 January 2023. We’ve summarised the most important changes below: 

Tramadol joins list in 2024 

The narcotic Tramadol will be prohibited in competition from 1 January 2024. The delay allows time for the change to be communicated to athletes and their support teams. It also gives the scientific community time to adjust the exact procedural details to ensure fairness for all athletes. 

Ractopamine added 

Ractopamine, a beta-adrenergic agonist approved in some countries as a growth promoter for animals, was added to the list of examples under S1.2. 

SARMs updated 

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators are experimental drugs claimed to build muscle mass and bone density. The SARMs S-23 and YK-11 were added to the list as examples under S1.2 

Read more about SARMs. 

Voxelotor as blood manipulation 

Voxelotor, which increases oxygen saturation in the blood, was added as an example under M1. Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components. 

2023 Monitoring 

The 2023 Monitoring Program has also been released. The substances included here aren’t prohibited but are monitored to detect potential patterns of misuse in sport.  

Want to know more? Get details on the WADA website: