2023 Prohibited List published
7 Oct 2022
Tramadol joins List in 2024
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, a beta-adrenergic agonist approved in some countries as a growth promoter for animals, was added to the list of examples under S1.2.
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
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.
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: