IFSS 2020-12-09/HN

The Prohibited List is updated annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and identifies those substances and methods which are banned, primarily because of their potential to enhance performance in sport or their masking potential.

On 1 January 2021 a new Prohibited List will come into effect. The new List includes several news, which are important for athletes, their doctors, other support persons and sport officials to be aware of:

Partly permitted substances

  • Inhaled VILANTEROL is permitted when a max of 25 micrograms is inhaled over a 24-hour period (Class S3: Beta-2 Agonists).
  • It is clarified that the exception for dermatological, nasal, or ophthalmic use of imidazol dervatives includes BRIMONIDINE, CLONAZOLIN, FENOXAZOLIN, INDANAZOLINE, NAPHAZOLINE, OXYMETAZOLIN and XYLOMETAZOLINE (Class S6: Stimulants).

Banned substances

  • A number of new examples of banned substances have been added for clarification:
    Doping Class
    Substances
    (S2) Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics
    IOX2
    (S3) Beta-2 agonists
    ARFORMOTEROL and LEVOSALBUTAMOL
    (S9) Glucocorticoids
    BECLOMETASONE, CICLESONIDE, FLUCORTOLONE, FLUNISOLIDE and MOMETASON
    (P1) Beta-blockers
    NEBIVOLOL


Additional changes

  • Following the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code changes, four substances on the List have been recognized as Substances of Abuse: COCAINE, DIAMORPHINE (heroin), METHYLENEDIOXYMETHAMPHETAMINE (MDMA), and TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC).
  • The 2021 Prohibited List is redesigned to improve navigation and usability.
  • For more detailed information about the changes, we refer you to WADA (pdf) 

The new WADA 2021 Prohibited List is available here (pdf).