10/11/2023- Latest News


The WADA 2024 Prohibited list will go live on the 1st January 2024.

  • The List designates the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport
  • The 2024 Prohibited List will come into effect on 1 January 2024
  • Tramadol will be prohibited in-competition from 1 January 2024

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently released the 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (the List)Broken down into several categories, the List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, and within specific sports.

Following an extensive consultation period by WADA, the 2024 List was published on 27 September 2023. This gives athletes and their support personnel sufficient time to make themselves aware of the changes, review any medications they use, and apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if required before the updated List comes into effect on 01 January 2024.

The below sections summarise the major changes to the List for 2024. Please consult the 2024 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes document for the full list of modifications.


Tramadol will be prohibited in-competition under Section 7 Narcotics.

UKAD will shortly be releasing a position statement for athletes and doctors on how to comply with the new tramadol regulations. This document will include the timeframes for when an athlete should submit a TUE for the use of tramadol, the factors to consider when making such an application, and scenarios whereby a TUE is unlikely to be granted.

Please see more information on the UK Anti-Doping web page here


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