01 Feb 2024

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has rolled out the 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, now officially enforced in the sporting arena. This comprehensive list details banned substances and methodologies, serving as a pivotal guide for athletes, their support personnel, and global anti-doping organisations.

This year’s iteration incorporates critical adjustments, clarifications, and refinements to existing definitions and categories. Of significant note are the major modifications concerning the use of tramadol within the updated list. ITTF strongly advises stakeholders impacted by these changes to exercise particular care in understanding and adhering to these regulations.

Athletes are urged to acquaint themselves promptly with the updated list to ensure unwavering compliance with anti-doping regulations. Crucially, WADA extends an array of educational resources through its Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform (ADEL). This platform stands as a vital tool for athletes and stakeholders, offering in-depth insights into the updated guidelines, fostering a culture of informed compliance within the sporting community.

The revisions introduced by WADA signify a steadfast commitment to upholding the sanctity of fair play and integrity in sports. The ITTF echoes this sentiment, encouraging its athletes and affiliates to promptly engage with WADA’s 2024 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. By doing so, the table tennis community affirms its dedication to fostering a level playing field, ensuring the essence of clean competition prevails.

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