WADA Publishes 2019 Prohibited List

(Ottawa, Ontario – October 23, 2018) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 Prohibited List. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the List will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

The 2019 Prohibited List and the Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes are now available for download on WADA’s website in English and French.

Notable modifications to the List include:

  • Anabolic Agents (S1): The examples of metabolites and isomers of endogenous anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) were simplified, leaving only those endogenous substances that are currently known to be available in nutritional supplements or that may be used as masking agents.
  • Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics (S2): More examples of Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) activating agents were added. These are daprodustat (GSK1278863) and vadadustat (AKB-6548), while the reference name of molidustat, BAY 85-3934, has been included.
  • Gene and Cell Doping (M3):
    • The title of this class was changed to: “Gene and Cell Doping” in order to reflect that cells, such as stem cells, are included in M3.3.
    • The term “post-transcriptional” was added to the list of examples to more completely define the processes that can be modified by gene editing.

Athletes can find out if their medications are prohibited using the following CCES resources, all of which will be updated by January 1, 2019 to reflect the new List. 

Athletes can apply for a medical exemption if they are prescribed a prohibited medication for the treatment of an illness or condition. The CCES Medical Exemption Wizard can help athletes find out if they need to apply for an exemption, what to include in the application, and where to submit it.

The Prohibited List is an international standard identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport. It 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.

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About the CCES

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