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Athlete Prohibited Substances

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List).  This List is updated regularly so athletes and their entourage should familiarise themselves with any modifications.

The List designates what substances and methods are prohibited in- and out-of-competition for human athletes in all sports. It should be noted that athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List may apply to the FEI or Dr Mary Flannery for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

We remind you that:

  • FEI athletes can be tested anywhere, anytime
  • Athletes are responsible for the substances found in their body and the methods they use if these are on the List.
  • The athlete’s entourage may also be 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 essential that they contact the FEI or their National Anti-Doping Organisation for advice.

The Prohibited List can be downloaded to a mobile friendly device  HERE.

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