The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.
Whether you’re an athlete or Athlete Support Personnel, it’s vital you are aware of the changes, so you don’t get caught out and end up with a ban from sport.
The following resources are now available to read on WADA’s website:
- The full 2023 Prohibited List (takes you to an external website)
- The WADA 2023 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. (pdf)
- The 2023 Monitoring Programme (pdf) which includes substances not currently on the List, but are being monitored by WADA for potential patterns of misuse in sport.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) will be providing further information in October on the major changes to the 2023 List. The List will come into effect on 1 January 2023.
The UK’s National Anti-Doping Organisation, UKAD can help you with any concerns you have about the prohibited status of your medications or their ingredients, and you can check these on the Global DRO website.
If you’re taking a supplement, UKAD is only able to advise about the risks and can’t guarantee that any supplement product is free from containing banned substances. If you do decide to take a supplement, UKAD recommend checking them on the Informed Sport website. Assess the need, assess the risk and assess the consequences – no supplement is risk free.
If you’re still uncertain, please get in touch via the UKAD substance enquiry line.