WFDF Anti-Doping

2020 WADA List of prohibited substances and methods in force from 1 January

The 2020 WADA list of prohibited substance and methods (the prohibited list) is to come into force on 1 January 2020. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published this 2020 List; along with, the 2020 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.

The List, which is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports. WADA also has announced the 2020 Monitoring Program.

The prohibited list can be found here.

WADA Advice on NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use. A number of positive tests have been attributed to the misuse of supplements, poor labeling or contamination of dietary supplements.

The use of dietary supplements by athletes is a concern because in many countries the manufacturing and labeling of supplements may not follow strict rules, which may lead to a supplement containing an undeclared substance that is prohibited under anti-doping regulations. Taking a poorly labeled dietary supplement is not an adequate defense in a doping hearing.

Neither WADA nor WFDF is involved in any supplement certification process and therefore do not certify or endorse manufacturers or their products. WADA and WFDF do not control the quality or the claims of the supplements industry.

WADA’s Q&A on nutritional supplements

WFDF List of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)

Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs): publication of ADRVs sanctioned by the IF or under the jurisdiction of the IF (WADC Art. 14.3, with publication details in 14.3.1 to 14.3.6):

There are currently NO ADRV's reported in Flying Disc sports.

Consequences of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (Consequences)

An Athlete’s or other Person’s violation of an anti-doping rule may result in one or more of the following:

(a) Disqualification means the Athlete’s results in a particular Competition or Event are invalidated, with all resulting Consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes;

(b) Ineligibility means the Athlete or other Person is barred on account of an anti-doping rule violation for a specified period of time from participating in any Competition or other activity or funding as provided in Article 10.12.1;

(c) Provisional Suspension means the Athlete or other Person is barred temporarily from participating in any Competition or activity prior to the final decision at a hearing conducted under Article 8;

(d) Financial Consequences means a financial sanction imposed for an anti-doping rule violation or to recover costs associated with an anti-doping rule violation; and

(e) Public Disclosure or Public Reporting means the dissemination or distribution of information to the general public or Persons beyond those Persons entitled to earlier notification in accordance with Article 14. Teams in Team Sports may also be subject to Consequences as provided in Article 11.

HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF DOPING

Most of the Prohibited Substances and Methods are used as medicaments for the cure of severe diseases and when acting as doping substances or methods they are used in increased dosage which causes harms to the organism (the damage depends on the type of the Prohibited Substance or Method, dose and regularity of use) and in some of the cases even death. Most of the medicaments have side effects that could lead the sports career to the end before it has even fully started.

SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF DOPING

These consequences can lead to many various situations - loss of any possible sponsorship, ruining of a future career, disrupted relationships with family and friends (e.g. clean teammates would not like to compete with anyone associated with doping) or loss of psychological or emotional peace of mind together with loss of respect and credibility from other people.

WFDF - Anti-Doping Rules and Policy, Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application procedure

At the 2011 WFDF Congress held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, WFDF voted to adopt the first new version of the WFDF Anti-Doping rules, which came into effect on 1st September 2011.

The latest version is effective as of 1 January 2015 and ensures WFDFs WADA code compliance:

WFDF Anti-Doping Rules 2015 (valid from 1 January 2015)

WFDF 2020 Information files, valid through 2020:

In 2019 WFDF also added updates on documents which are marked below as "2019" documents and which are valid starting from 1 January 2019 and through 2020:

2019 WFDF athlete information notice (ADAMS)

2019 WFDF TUE application form for Therapeutic Use Exemption

2020 WFDF Athlete TUE Process

2019 WFDF Doping Control form as WADA template

2019 WFDF Athlete Consent form

2020 WFDF Failure to comply doc

2020 WFDF AAF+ATF doc

2020 WFDF Testing intelligence and investigation

2020 WFDF NF Testing Authority

WADA Update on COVID-19 Testing

WADA  Website and International Standards

WADA WEBSITE

WADA Standards

The WADA International Standards can be found here.

The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) works in conjunction with six International Standards aimed at bringing harmonization among anti-doping organizations in various technical areas, namely:

WADA Document on managing the risks of nutritional supplements (Q&A)

Links to WADA’s free online educational resources:
 Anti-Doping e-learning platform (ADeL)
• Doping Control Process Video
• Coach’s Tool Kit
• Athlete Reference Guide to the 2015 Code
• Dangers of Doping: Get the Facts leaflet
• Doping Control Process

WADA Prohibited Association list


WADA Educational Material

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