January 5, 2022
Ottawa – January 4, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) reminds the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2022 Prohibited List came into effect January 1, 2022.
The 2022 Prohibited List and the Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes include several changes, most notably an in-competition ban on all injectable routes of administration of glucocorticoids. To avoid an inadvertent doping violation, athletes should follow the minimum washout periods for glucocorticoids. Washout periods are expressed from the time of administration to the start of the in-competition period and are based on the maximum manufacturer’s licensed dosage for these medications.
As always, athletes are cautioned to exercise a high degree of care with regards to the use of medications, supplements, and sport nutrition products. The following CCES resources can help athletes determine whether medications are prohibited in sport. These resources now reflect the 2022 List.
Athletes who require a prohibited medication should verify their medical exemption requirements in the Medical Exemption Wizard.
Resources and Information:
- 2022 Prohibited List
- Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes
- 2022 Monitoring Program
- Glucocorticoids and Therapeutic Use Exemptions Guidelines (including glucocorticoid washout table)
- The CCES Supplements webpage
- NSF International Certified for Sport® product database
The Prohibited List is an international standard identifying substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. The International Olympic Committee first published it in 1963. Since 2004, WADA has been responsible for the preparation and publication of the List, which it updates every year.
Learn more at cces.ca.