New WADA Prohibited List for 2019
1st January 2019
Doping is not something that is exclusive to elite level sport. It doesn’t matter what level of your sport you play at, if you take banned performance enhancing substances – deliberately or accidentally – then you can receive a ban from all sport.
So that’s is why everyone who participates in sport needs to think carefully about what substances they’re taking. Most people will think this doesn’t apply to me, but there can be prohibited substances in medications or nutritional supplements. Often the only way to determine whether they are safe to use is to check the ingredients.
Our feature ‘Anti-doping: the rules apply to everyone’ has lots of useful advice and links to the Volleyball England anti-doping section which helps you understand the rules and avoid using prohibited substances.
So why are we reminding you of this now? Well, the World Anti-Doping Agency have released the updated Prohibited List for 2019. The new list will come into effect from January 1st 2019.
The Prohibited List
Unless your knowledge of chemistry and physiology is pretty sharp, the list can be quite tricky to read. It lists all the substances which are prohibited, but many have technical names. The key thing is that if any of the substances on the list appear in the ingredients of products you’re looking to take, then it is best to avoid them.
One of the best resources available to all athletes is Global DRO. The website has an easy to use search function where you can look up specific products to see if they are on the banned list.
The United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) have produced an insightful article, ‘WADA Prohibited List 2019: What you need to know’, which highlights the key changes to the list and with useful advice about how to ensure you stay clean.
One of the key things the feature picks up is that sometimes banned substances can appear in products under different names. The updated list has seen some names of substances which were already on the banned list, added to the Prohibited List 2019.
UKAD is a partner organisation of Volleyball England and is a brilliant resource to support athletes who want to stay clean and finding those who flout the rules.
Learn more, stay clean
The Volleyball England anti-doping section of the website has lots of useful advice so you can ensure you stay clean.
The key topics and questions covered include: