The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2021 that will come into effect on 1 January 2021. The 2021 Prohibited List is redesigned to improve navigation and usability. The key updates to the 2021 Prohibited List are listed below:
A copy of the 2021 Prohibited List and the Summary of Major Modifications with Explanatory Notes are attached for your reference.
The mobile-friendly digital edition will also be updated by WADA and available from 1 January 2021.
We would like to remind all athletes to check the status of their medication prescribed by doctors or bought over-the-counter at pharmacies in Singapore via Anti-Doping Singapore’s (ADS) online database “CheckDrugs”, which is accessible from the ADS website at www.ads.gov.sg. Athletes based in or travelling to Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Switzerland for training or competitions can check the Global Drug Reference Online database www.globaldro.com for medication purchased in these countries.
All carded athletes who need to be prescribed medication or methods of treatment that are prohibited should apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to ADS before using it.
Based on the principle of strict liability, athletes are fully responsible for what they ingest. Supplements that are available for purchase may contain ingredients with harmful side effects, or prohibited substances (and at times not indicated in the ingredients list) which is listed on the WADA Prohibited List. Hence, due caution should be exercised when taking supplements, especially herbal ones.