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What is a prohibited substance?


Inclusion Criteria for Prohibited List

  1. 1If the substance has the potential to give athletes the performance-enhancing effects;
  2. 2If the substance causes harm to athletes health; and
  3. 3If the substance has the potential of violating the sportsmanship.

WADA provides the prohibited substance and the prohibited methods that athletes cannot use. The list of a prohibited substance is regularly updated but shall be occasionally updated if required.


International Standard for Prohibited List PDF 599.85KB WADA announces the list of prohibited substances and methods considered as giving athletes the performance-enhancing effect or causing harm to athletes’ health every September. It is called International Standard for Prohibited List and effected from 1 January the next year. Download

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