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World Anti-Doping Agency release 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

The list states which substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition and by specific sport.

WADA has published three documents in total, the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2022 Monitoring Program.

All of these came into force on Saturday 1 January 2022 after the list was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee during its meeting on 14 September 2021.

Level playing field for all

WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli, said: “Every year, WADA leads an extensive consultation process concerning the Prohibited List, which involves some of the most qualified experts in the fields of science and medicine from around the world.

“This allows WADA to review the latest trends and scientific research to ensure that any new or existing substance or method that may meet the criteria for addition to the List are considered in a timely manner so as to protect athlete health and maintain a level playing field for all.

“As usual, we encourage athletes, their entourage and all stakeholders to acquaint themselves with the Summary of Major Modifications to avoid inadvertent use of substances and methods that are prohibited in sport for 2022.

“In particular, we kindly ask all Anti-Doping Organisations around the world to share the List and its related documents with athletes, their entourage and other relevant stakeholders under their jurisdiction to highlight the important updates to the permitted usage of salbutamol and glucocorticoids in 2022.”

Download the documents

For more information, visit the WADA website.