Blog: 2014 Prohibited List takes effect on 1 January

16 December 2013

The World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List (the List) comes into effect on 1 January every year.

As an athlete it is important you are aware of the changes to the List to help protect your career, your reputation and the integrity of your sport.

The List specifies the substances and methods prohibited in sport and is updated annually. The 2014 List reflects the latest scientific and medical advances and was finalised after a consultative process facilitated by WADA.

Further information is available on WADA’s website along with a summary of major modifications and details on the 2014 Monitoring Program.

Most changes for 2014 seek to provide greater clarity to the List, with the majority of amendments being of a technical nature, including re-categorising and improving the terminology of existing substances and methods.

Although there are only minor changes to the 2014 List, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you to check with ASADA on the status of the substances and medications you intend to use. Keep in mind that some substances are included on the List by their specific name but others are captured by descriptors such as “other substances with similar chemical structure or similar biological effect(s)”, so it is vitally important that you always check.

The Check your substances online tool will be updated to reflect the 2014 changes on 20 December 2013.

For further information about anti-doping in Australia visit the ASADA website or call 13 000 ASADA (27232).