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2012 Prohibited Substance List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its 2012 list of prohibited substances which comes into effect on 1 January 2012.
Category: Current
Posted by: Ed

Please be advised that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2012 Prohibited List, which will come into effect on 1 January 2012.

To give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the List, WADA has published it on their website along with a summary of major modifications and details on the 2012 monitoring program.

ASADA encourages your organisation to ensure that your state affiliates, athletes, team managers, medical officials and other support persons are aware of the new List, and remind athletes it is their responsibility to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use.

Suggested methods for sporting organisations to communicate the 2012 Prohibited List to your athletes and support persons (coaches, medical officials) include social media, direct email, website and publications.

For your use we have developed template materials for these channels which can be accessed via this website link.

For your information the major change to the 2012 List which will affect Australian athletes and support personnel is to inhaled formoterol.

In its announcement of the 2012 List WADA advised that, “The List prohibits the administration of all beta-2 agonists except salbutamol (maximum 1600 micrograms over 24 hours), salmeterol when taken by inhalation, and now formoterol (maximum 36 micrograms taken over 24 hours).”

WADA also has a monitoring program that focuses on substances which are not on the Prohibited List, but which it wishes to monitor in order to detect patterns of misuse in sport. WADA has confirmed that in 2012 it will be monitoring the effects nicotine can have on performance when taken in oral tobacco products such as snus. WADA stressed that it was not the Agency’s intention to target smokers.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your ASADA contact.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Phone: 13 000 27232