The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which enters into force on 1 January 2024.

WADA calls on athletes, entourage and all stakeholders to note major modification concerning tramadol.

WADA has also 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.

All athletes, their entourage and all stakeholders are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the Summary of Major Modifications to avoid inadvertent use of substances and methods that are prohibited in sport for 2024.

The Therapeutic Use Exemption Program
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 can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to determine whether they meet the criteria outlined in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE). The TUE Program is a rigorous and necessary part of elite sport which has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and anti-doping stakeholders.