The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List) entered into force on January 1, 2022. The 2022 List was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee and was first published on September 30, 2021.

The List is one of the eight International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). It designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.

View the WADA 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods list here

On September 30, 2021, WADA also published the 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, along with the 2022 Monitoring Program

Every year, WADA leads the revision process concerning the List, beginning with an initial meeting in January and concluding with the publication of the List by 1 October.  To read more of the specific major modifications for 2022 click here.  

Athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List may apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).  A TUE would be granted if the criteria outlined in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions are met. The TUE Program is a rigorous and necessary part of elite sport which has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and anti-doping stakeholders. If a player needs to take a prohibited substance for therapeutic purposes, please fill out and submit IWBF’s TUE Application as soon as possible. 

The 2022 Prohibited List; the 2022 Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes, and the 2022 Monitoring Program are available for download on WADA’s website in English and French and Spanish, along with other languages.

WADA hosted a webinar in November 2021 in order to further assist stakeholders in their understanding and implementation of the 2022 List and participants were taken through the major modifications for 2022 by WADA’s List Expert Advisory Group. Click here to re-watch the webinar. 

For more details on anti-doping regulations at IWBF, click here