WADA Prohibited List 2019: What you need to know

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, and we want to ensure you know all the key details before it comes into effect on 1 January


Whether you’re a rower, coach, parent, physio, doctor or strength & conditioning coach, it’s vital you are aware of the changes, so you don’t get caught out and end up with a ban from sport.

The List outlines substances and methods which are banned both in and out-of-competition, but it is not exhaustive as most categories only include common examples. It’s updated every October, giving you time to get to grips with any changes before the New Year, but please also be aware that changes can also be made to the Prohibited List throughout the year.

Several of the changes relate to supplements, or ingredients commonly found within them, while there is also more information around gene doping and examples of certain substances being known by a different name.

More details can be found on the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) website, so please take the time to have a read through to ensure you don’t get caught out.

Find out what you need to know about the WADA Prohibited List 2019 here