Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee on September 20, the 2006 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available on WADA's website. This List will go into effect from January 1, 2006.
First published in 1963 under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), WADA is now responsible for the preparation and publication of the List, which has become the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in competition, out of competition, and in particular sports. Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g., steroids, stimulants, gene doping), and the use of any prohibited substance by an athlete for medical reasons is possible by virtue of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
To see the 2006 List, the 2006 Monitoring Program and a summary of major modifications, go to: www.wada-ama.org/en/prohibitedlist.ch2.