WADA and IOC publish new list of banned substances and methods

General / Oct 26, 2002

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published today the new list of banned substances and methods, which will help guide doping control within the world of sport from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003.

In releasing this list, the IOC and WADA have provided International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees and other Olympic partners the required three-month notice before this new list goes into effect. The current list, which was published in May 2001, will be applicable until December 31, 2002.

For the first time, the list of prohibited methods includes a reference to genetic doping.

The new list which will go into effect January 1, 2003


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The explanatory note concerning the new list


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The current list applicable until December 31, 2002


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Important Anti-Doping documents



1. ICF Doping Control Regulations


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2. ICF Procedural Guidelines for Doping Control


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3. List of IOC accredited laboratories


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4. IOC Anti-Doping Code


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The initial goal of the IOC Medical Commission to put an anti-doping structure in place was quickly realised and, under the guidance of the Prince de Merode, the commission soon encompassed the following three fundamental principles:

  • Protecting the health of athletes

  • Respect for both medical and sport ethics

  • Equality for all competing athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) promotes and coordinates, at international level, the fight against doping in all its forms. Through this autonomous agency, the Olympic Movement and the world's public authorities have intensified their efforts to keep drugs out of sport.