Source: Around The Rings
Published on 11/15/2013
(ATR) Outgoing WADA president John Fahey hailed the adoption of the revised World Anti-Doping Agency Code with four-year bans for drug cheats.
The code was unanimously adopted by the WADA Foundation Board on Friday at the WADA World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The four-year ban is the most notable aspect of the new code. The Court of Arbitration for Sport struck down a similar rule in 2011. WADA has said this rule is on more solid legal footing and that athletes lobbied hard for it.
At a press conference on Friday, Fahey described the athletes lobbying as “a really strong message”. “All views are important, athletes’ views are very important,” he said.
He took time to thank WADA’s stakeholders for the code revision process which spanned 18 months. Fahey described the code as “the collective wisdom of the anti-doping community”.
While the conference has formally ended already, the foundation board and executive board met to elect Craig Reedie as the next WADA President. There were no other candidates. The 72-year-old will take office on Jan. 1.
“For me this has been a 14-year period of gestation,” the former British Olympic Association chairman told the WADA Foundation Board who ratified his election with a round of applause.
He said it was a great honor, adding: “I’m delighted to have been, as far as I can see, unanimously supported by the sports movement.” Reedie’s deputy will be former South African sports minister Makhenkesi Stofile.
Montreal, September 26, 2013
Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on September 11, the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available.
Noteworthy changes to the List, which will come into force on January 1, 2014, include:
IN – AND OUT-OF COMPETITION
Use of International Non-proprietary Names (INN)
With the assistance of the World Health Organisation, the nomenclature of some substances on the List has been updated to International Non-proprietary Names (INN). For ease, however, previous names have been maintained and no substance has been deleted.
S1. Anabolic Agents
To ensure clarification and accuracy, changes were made to the definitions of “exogenous” and “endogenous”
S2. Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors and Related Substances
As made clear through points S2.2, S2.3 and S2.4, Releasing factors are prohibited. Furthermore, other prohibited growth factors are listed separately.
S5. Diuretics and other Masking Agents
Vasopressing V2 antagonists (vaptans) were added as an example of a diuretic subclass.
M1. Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components
For the purpose of scientific accuracy, the term allogenic was introduced.
Some drugs that metabolize to amphetamine or methamphetamine have been reclassified because improved analytical techniques permit the identification of the administered drug and corresponding metabolites; MDMA and MDA are reclassified because they are now recognized as less likely to be used as doping agents; cathinone and its analogues (e.g. mephedrone, methedrone, a- pyrrolidinovalerophenone) and trimetazidine have been added as examples to reflect emerging patterns of drug use.
IN PARTICULAR SPORTS
In the interest of accuracy, changes were made to the wording describing the blood alcohol threshold. In addition, “Aeronautic” has been replaced by “Air Sports”, and “FITA” has been replaced by its new acronym “WA” (World Archery).
“FITA” has been replaced by its new acronym “WA” (World Archery).
In order to detect potential patterns of abuse, mitragynine has been added to the Narcotics class of the Monitoring Program.
In an effort to provide stakeholders with tools to support anti-doping activities and following the successful iPhone application introduced in 2011, the 2014 Prohibited List will again be available on iPhone and other mobile devices as of January 1, 2014.
In addition to English, French and Spanish versions of the List, it is also possible to translate the List into other languages.
Stakeholders who wish to translate the List can do so by November 1, 2013 and send WADA the new version to be inserted in the mobile-friendly platforms at minimal cost.
For more information, please contact: [email protected]
Please click here to consult the 2014 Prohibited List (pdf), the 2014 Monitoring Program, a summary of modifications on the 2014 List, and a Q&A on any changes.
World Anti-Doping Agency