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21 December 2010, 09:00 am
2011 WADA Prohibited List Published
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Following its approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee on September 18, the 2011 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will take effect on 1 January 2011.
The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is the International Standard identifying Substances and Methods prohibited in sport.

Noteworthy changes compared to the 2010 List include:

Non-Approved Substances
A new section - "Non-Approved Substances" - has been added. This "open" section addresses the abuse of pharmacological substances for the purpose of performance enhancement which are not included in other sections of the List and which are not approved by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use (i.e. drugs under pre-clinical or clinical development or discontinued).

Platelet-Derived Preparations
Platelet-derived preparations (commonly referred as PRP or blood spinning), prohibited in 2010 when administered by intra-muscular route, have been removed from the List for 2011 after consideration of the lack of current evidence concerning the use of these methods for purposes of performance enhancement. Current studies on platelet-derived preparations do not demonstrate a potential for performance enhancement beyond a potential therapeutic effect.

Declaration of Use
The obligation for athletes to file a Declaration of Use for specific substances that are not prohibited has been removed. This change has been reflected accordingly in the 2011 International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

To consult the 2011 List, the 2011 Monitoring Program, a summary of major modifications, explanatory notes on the 2011 List, and a Q&A on major changes, click here.

To consult the 2011 International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, click here.

Anti-Doping Rules, like competition rules, are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. The ISAF Anti-Doping Code can found in ISAF Regulation 21 (go to for more details).

What is the Prohibited List?

The Prohibited List (List) was first published in 1963 under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee. Since 2004, as mandated by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the WADA is responsible for the preparation and publication of the List.

The List is a cornerstone of the Code and a key component of harmonization. It is an International Standard identifying Substances and Methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, and in particular sports.

Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g., steroids, stimulants, gene doping).

The use of any Prohibited Substance by an athlete for medical reasons is possible by virtue of a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

World Anti-Doping Code Revisions

ISAF follows the WADA World Anti-Doping Code and adopts and implements its rules under the ISAF Anti-Doping Code, contained in ISAF Regulation 21 (

For more details on the Prohibited List, the Registered Testing Pool, Therapeutic Use Exemption and other anti-doping issues, visit the ISAF Medical and Anti-Doping microsite -

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