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The Prohibited List is the universal list of all substances and methods that are banned in sport.
They are arranged in categories, some of which will be familiar to you, such as steroids or stimulants.
It is important to note that the Prohibited List is updated annually and published every January. However, substances can be added to the list at any time, so make sure you check it regularly.
What is included in the Prohibited List?
Both substances and methods (such as blood doping) are included in the Prohibited List. They will be included if they meet at least two of the following criteria:
Some substances or methods are included on the List because they have the potential to mask another prohibited substance or method.
What is the difference between in-competition and out-of-competition on the Prohibited List?
The Prohibited List details substances that are banned at all times and those banned during competition only (in-competition). Athletes should be cautious and remember the following:·
Remember – always check your medications, even if you have checked previously. New substances can be added to the Prohibited List at any time.
A summary of key changes to the 2017 Prohibited List can be found here.