The World Anti-Doping Agency releases the 2024 Prohibited List with the
inclusion of tramadol
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its 2024 Prohibited List. The
Prohibited List designates the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport.
Following an extensive consultation period by WADA, the 2024 Prohibited List was
published on 27 September 2023. This gives athletes and support personnel sufficient
time to make themselves aware of the changes, review any medications they use on
Global DRO, and apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if required before the
updated List comes into effect on 1 January 2024.
Included on the 2024 List is the substance tramadol which will be banned in-
competition from 1 January 2024. Tramadol is an opioid analgesic and is classified as
a prescription only medicine in the UK. Tramadol misuse is of concern because of the
risks of physical dependence, opiate addiction, and overdose. It has led to it being a
controlled drug in many countries. If you are concerned about tramadol misuse, please
reach out to British Wrestling or speak to your doctor prior to the change in status on the
2024 Prohibited List.
Please visit UK Anti-Doping’s website here to read a full summary of the changes on
the 2024 List.
The following resources are also available to read on WADA’s website:
• The full 2024 Prohibited List
• The WADA 2024 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes
• The 2024 Monitoring Program which includes substances not currently on the
List but are being monitored by WADA for potential patterns of misuse in sport.
ITA’s announcement :
Our November monthly webinar is dedicated to “What you need to know for 2024”.
The 2024 Prohibited List, which documents all substances and methods prohibited in sport, has recently been published and its changes will come into force on 1 January 2024. Mark Stuart, a sports pharmacist, and ITA Operations Development Senior Manager will be explaining the key changes athletes and Athlete Support Personnel must be aware of.
Alongside the changes to the Prohibited List, David Healy, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Senior Manager, Medical, Science and Medicine, will be providing a reminder on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), and we will introduce the recently launched ITA TUE Assistant online tool.
Join our practical webinar to understand what you need to know for 2024. As always, we will leave time at the end of the session to answer your questions.
We are pleased to deliver these webinars in English with simultaneous translation to four additional languages – Arabic (العربية), Spanish (español), French (français) and Russian (русский).
Topic: What you need to know for 2024
Registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAkl3pTuRTyvJihw1m9lCA
Event date: Wednesday 29 November, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Moderator: Mairi Irvine, ITA Education Team
If you have any further questions, please contact British Wrestling’s Anti-Doping Lead, Andreas Michaelas, on firstname.lastname@example.org