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2019 prohibited substance list about to come into force

Issue date

The 2019 prohibited substance list has been published and will come into effect on January 1, 2019.

It is up to each athlete and the athlete's support team to make sure they understand the changes to the list so they are not caught out. 

Yachting New Zealand are committed to the advancement of clean sport that rejects cheating through the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods. All members of Yachting New Zealand are required to abide by New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules.These rules reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s world anti-doping code.

The prohibited list is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport. A substance or method may be included on the list if it meets any two of the following criteria:

  • It has the potential to enhance sporting performance

  • It presents an actual or potential health risk to the athlete

  • It violates the spirit of sport

Ultimately, athletes are responsible for the substances in their body and the methods on the List; and, athlete entourage are also liable for anti-doping rule violations if determined to be complicit. Consequently, if there is any doubt as to the status of a substance or method, it is important that you contact Drug Free Sport New Zealand for advice. The most important rule for athletes to remember is that if you are not 100 percent sure, don’t take it until you check with DFSNZ and ensure it is not on the prohibited list. Points to note:

  • There are very few changes likely to impact on athletes' use of common medicines.

  • The associated summary of modifications document is the easiest way to check for changes.

  • In all cases athletes must insist that anyone prescribing or administering medications check against the current Prohibited List but also take into account any change from the 2018 list to the 2019 list.

Please click on the link below for the List or contact DFSNZ.

For more information, see the anti-doping page on Yachting New Zealand's website