Montreal (RWH) With the beginning of the new year, the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code the International Standards and the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act as well as the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods have entered into force. That was announced by the World Anti-Doping Agancy, WADA  in Montreal (CAN).

The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code includes a number of important changes to global anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) around the world.

The Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act was developed by WADA’s Athlete Committee in consultation with thousands of athletes and stakeholders worldwide. It is based on the 2021 Code and Standards and aims to ensure that athlete rights within anti-doping are clearly set out, accessible, and universally applicable.

The 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods has been redesigned in order to improve navigation and usability for athletes and their support personnel. It was first published on 30 September 2020. The List designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports.

>> Detailed info and all links and documents are on the WADA Website.

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