Local panorama 2018/1

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Author: Gábor Szunyogh

New compounds on the prohibited list

Starting from January 1, new anabolic steroids and stimulants have been added to the prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Some of the compounds have so far been ingredients of various dietary supplements. Athletes need to be even more careful when selecting the dietary supplements they take, to make sure they do not violate anti-doping rules – reveals Doppingmentes.hu, the homepage of the first database in Hungary containing doping-free dietary supplements.

The prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is updated on January 1 each year. „This is a very important date, just remember 2016, when meldonium was added to the prohibited list” – Erika Horváthné Soós of WESSLING Hungary Kft., an independent laboratory which has been testing dietary supplements for more than ten years, said to Doppingmentes.hu. „The tennis player Maria Sharapova claimed during her doping offence that she had not followed the changes in the current prohibited list, that is why she had used the substance even when it had already been prohibited for athletes to use it. Naturally, she was banned” – added the expert, pointing out that for most groups the prohibited list is not closed.

Active substances are listed as examples, with the remark that agents with similar chemical structures or biological effects are also prohibited.

New compounds have been added to the list this year as well. These include the anabolic steroid 1-androsterone, and the stimulant 1,3-dimethylbutylamine.

 

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