2018 Prohibited List: Summary of Major Changes (USADA Article)
By USADA | Monday, January 22, 2018
USADA is one of more than 660 signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code, which was created to harmonize anti-doping rules and regulations globally. As part of the Code, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes an annual Prohibited List of Substances and Methods that includes three main categories - prohibited at all times, in-competition only, or in particular sports, as well as specific subcategories within each main category.
WADA publishes this list by October 1 each year, giving athletes and support personnel three full months to ensure that they are educated on and compliant with the updated list before it goes into effect on January 1 of the new year.
In 2018, there are a number of changes that athletes need to be aware of, and the main changes are highlighted in the USADA article below. For more information on how a substance gets added to the prohibited list, click here.