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    The 2022 Prohibited List is Now in Effect

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    Courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) January 4, 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:

    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.

    About the CCES

    The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities, and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe, and open to everyone.

    For further information, please contact:

    Megan Cumming
    Corporate Communications Manager
    +1 613-521-3340 x3233


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