By Joe Apu
Nigeria and the rest of the world have a new list of prohibited substances as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday published the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.
According to a release on fiba.basketball, the 2023 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, as compared to the 2022 List and the 2023 Monitoring Program, which includes substances that are not on the List, but that WADA wishes to monitor in order to detect potential patterns of misuse in sport, have been published.
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.
WADA recommends that athletes, their entourage and all stakeholders review the List carefully and pay particular attention to the modifications for 2023 to avoid inadvertent use of prohibited substances and methods.
All Major Modifications for 2023 are outlined in the 2023 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.
It should be noted that the WADA Executive Committee has endorsed the recommendation by WADA’s List Expert Advisory Group to prohibit the narcotic tramadol in competition, effective January 1, 2024.
In addition to the documents linked, WADA has provided or will provide, a number of educational resources as part of its Code Implementation Support Program (CISP), which can be accessed on the Agency’s Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform (ADEL).