The 2019 Prohibited List is now in effect

(Ottawa, Ontario – January 3, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to remind the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List is now in effect. The 2019 Prohibited List is available for download from WADA’s website.

The majority of changes to the 2019 List are modifications to names and classifications and the addition of examples. See the Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes for an exhaustive list of changes.

We remind athletes that cannabis is banned in sport, despite being legal in Canada, and a positive test for cannabis may still result in a sanction.

Athlete Resources:

Athletes can find out if their medications are prohibited using the following resources, all of which have been updated to reflect the new List. 

Athletes who require a prohibited medication for the treatment of an illness or condition should verify their medical exemption requirements through the Medical Exemption Wizard.

Prohibited List Resources:

The Prohibited List is an international standard identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport that was first published in 1963 by the International Olympic Committee. Since 2004, WADA has been responsible for the preparation and publication of the List, which it updates every year.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

For further information, please contact:

+1 613-521-3340 x3233
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