This Handbook is designed to provide athletes with a summary of the information needed to successfully participate in the anti-doping program governing their sport. Access to accurate information ensures that athletes are not only fully prepared for training and competition, but also for the important role they play in the broader global anti-doping movement.
As a coach, you are one of the most dynamic and influential people in your athlete’s life. With responsibilities ranging from running a practice to serving as a representative for your athlete after they’ve been selected for drug testing, it is absolutely vital that you maintain a comprehensive understanding of the anti-doping process. Your athlete’s rights and responsibilities under that process, as well as the role you play in keeping sport clean, is outlined in the pages to follow.
This guide provides important information for athletes, their parents, coaches, and health professionals on various topics, including the doping control process and the Prohibited List.
This card is not a complete version of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List, but it includes examples of substances that are prohibited, as well as those that are permitted. The list may be subject to change.
This nutrition guide provides general guidelines to help optimize dietary intake for sports competitors. Dietary intake requirements can vary depending upon an individual’s energy expenditure, metabolism, state of health, etc.
Anti-Doping – WADA Prohibited List 2019
Please note that the WADA Prohibited List 2019 came into effect on 1 January 2019.
The Prohibited List is a list of substances and methods which are prohibited for athletes.
“Strict liability” means that if a prohibited substance is found in an athlete’s body as a result of a test (a positive test result / adverse analytical finding), then that athlete is responsible for that and must explain how that prohibited substance got there.
The WADA Prohibited List 2019 is published on the BWF website together with a document that lists the major changes from the previous list (2018).
o Prohibited List 2019 (linked here)
o Frequently Asked Questions – Anti-Doping (linked here)