On 30 September 2002, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the new lists of banned substances and methods which will be effective from 1 January 2003.
WADA and the IOC published the new list of banned substances and methods, which will help guide doping control within the world of sports from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003. In releasing this list, WADA and the IOC have provided International Federations, National Olympic Committees and other Olympic partners the required three-month notice before this new list goes into effect. The current list, which was published in May 2001, will be applicable until December 31, 2002.
For the first time, the list of prohibited methods includes a reference to genetic doping.
"By introducing the notion of genetic doping into the list at this time, we at WADA and the IOC are taking into account the important changes occurring in doping techniques,"
said Richard W. Pound, WADA's president. "New medical technologies may pose new challenges in the fight against doping, but we, together with the scientific and medical communities, are ready to meet those challenges."
"This list takes into account the dangers of the future and follows one of the fundamental principles of the IOC: the protection of athletes' health,"
said Dr. Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC.
ISAF will be updating its Anti-Doping Code, ISAF Regulation 21, to reflect these changes. All interested parties are advised to always refer to the Anti-Doping information on the ISAF website at www.sailing.org/medical