The List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, updated annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), is the International Standard defining what is prohibited In-Competition and Out-of-Competition. The List also indicates whether particular substances are banned in particular sports. WADA reviews and updates the List annually and the most current edition of the List is posted on WADA's website. The updated Prohibited List comes into effect on 1 January every year.

Click to read Prohibited List 2020

Check Your  Medication

Athletes can check if the medication is a Prohibited Substance or the method of treatment is a Prohibited Method under the List by one of the following ways:


Tips For Athletes Travelling Abroad

  • Take enough medication to continue any treatment for the duration of the trip
  • Check the medication is permitted in the country of travel and whether it is permitted to bring through customs
  • Any products purchased overseas should be carefully checked. The ingredients in common medications can and do contain different substances to those available in Malaysia
  • Some countries have different customs laws that may prohibit the import of certain substances into a particular country. Athletes carrying a prohibited substance for a legitimate medical condition, should carry the following documents at all times:
    1. The prescription from the prescribing doctor including the name of the substance, the dose and the frequency of use
    2. The TUE Certificate to demonstrate that an authorised anti-doping organisation has permitted the use of a prohibited substance/method for medical purposes

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