World Anti-Doping Agency publish 2021 Prohibited List
The World Anti-Doping Agency have published the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; the 2021 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2021 Monitoring Programme.
The 2021 List has been redesigned in order to improve navigation and usability for athletes and their support personnel and comes into force on 1 January 2021.
The List is one of the International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code. It designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in and out of competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.
It should be noted that for athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List, they may be accommodated if they meet the criteria outlined in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions. The Therapeutic Use Exemptions Program is a rigorous and necessary part of elite sport which has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and anti-doping stakeholders. More information about the Therapeutic Use Exemption programme and how it relates to curling, can be found here.
The 2021 Prohibited List; the 2021 Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2021 Monitoring Program are available for download on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s website in English and French with Spanish to follow in the coming weeks.