The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. This list comes into force on January 1, 2019 and is published three months ahead of coming into effect so that athletes and their entourage have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with any modifications. The 2019 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes explains the changes between the 2018 and the 2019 lists.
The list designates what substances and methods are prohibited in and out of competition for human athletes in all sports. It should be noted that athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the list may apply to the FEI for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
We remind you that:
Language and Formats
The 2019 Prohibited List, the 2019 Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes, and the 2019 Monitoring Program are available for download on WADA’s website in English and French with the Spanish version to follow shortly.
The list’s mobile-friendly digital edition will go live on January 1, 2019.
National Federations wishing to translate the list into other languages are kindly asked to signal their interest to WADA at [email protected], by October 27, 2018 with copy to [email protected]. If required, WADA will provide the necessary files and, once the translation is finalised, make it available on their website.
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