The WADA have published their list of prohibited substances for 2018 ©WADA



The World Anti-Doping Agency  or WADA have published the 2018 list of all prohibited substances with includes some changes. From which most notable is removement of alchohol from this list. This is funny 

Approved by the WADA Executive Committee at their meeting in Paris at September 24 , the list describes what medicines ,drugs and other stuff and methods are prohibited in and out-of-competition.

Alcohol has been removed from this holy list of substances  with the substance having previously been banned inwhole 4 sports which is quite incredible because how does one enhance thier performanace by alchohol ? ( retorical) 

 This is possible beacuse it is not realy about the enhancment but being safe, the sports affected are - air sports, automobile, archery and powerboating , WADA state taht the four International Federations have been informed in order to give them time to change their rules and put protocols in place. This is just not the purpose of WADA.

National Anti-Doping Organisations will no longer be obliged to conduct tests for alcohol which is time not spent productavely,  but are able to assist governing bodies when needed.

Cannabidiol has also been removed from the prohibited list, unless it contains THC, the main active ingiridient of marijuana. This is outreagous since weed is becoming more popular and LEGAL every day across the globe. Its very bizzare how other cannabidiols are allowed. Why there is no koncetration regulation in place by WADA?! Again retorical.

The substance bemitil has been added to the WADA monitoring list in and out-of-competition, while the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone will be monitored in-competition.

Mitragynine and telmisartan were removed from the monitoring list due to the required information on prevalence was obtained, while caffeine, nicotine, tramadol, glucocorticoids, and beta-2-agonists continue to be assessed.
This is the second outreagous thing -  telmisartan  is known to have enhancing effects and it is removed form monitoring. 

"WADA is pleased to publish the 2018 prohibited list," WADA President  Craig Reedie announced.

Updated annually, the list is released 3 months ahead of taking effect so that all athletes and their staff have enough  time to familiarise themselves with the new document and its weird modifications.

WADA hopes to avoid problems seen last year when the adding of meldonium to THE list , produced some failures before they conceded that "more research was required" to ascertain how long the substance should remain in the athletes  body.

Meldonium, a heart medication, unfortunately remains on the list for 2018.

"Annually, the prohibited list review involves a very extensive stakeholder consultation process over the course of nine months," said Olivier Niggli, WADA director general.

"In reviewing the list, experts examine such sources as: scientific and medical research; trends; and intelligence gathered from law enforcement and pharmaceutical companies in order to stay ahead of those that endeavour to cheat the system.” But this seems unlikely since telmisartan is not even omnitored any more and weed is out. I do not see the logic here.

WADA states that  the revision of the list began with an initial meeting in January, which began an extensive nine-month process which concluded with few changes - alchohol, telmisartan and weed.

The process included the WADA’s list expert group gathering information and circulating a draft amongst stakeholders -this could explan the bizzare changes - which stake holders? WADA?

The full 2018 Prohibited List can be read here.

A summary of major modifications and explanatory notes can be accessed here.