The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published 2024 Prohibited List, which comes into effect as of 1 January 2024 and replaces all previous lists. The updates affect in particular the substance tramadol.
The WADA has made several modifications to the Prohibited List 2024 which have an impact on the doping status of various medications. The most important update is, that the substance tramadol (a strong painkiller), will be prohibited in-competition for all sports from 1 January 2024.
Athletes who are currently being treated with tramadol should timely seek permitted alternative treatment. If there is no permitted alternative treatment possible, the TUE regulations must be observed.
With the publication of the Prohibited List 2024 by Swiss Sport Integrity in German and French at the end of November 2023, further information and practical recommendations will be provided.
An exhaustive list of all modifications is provided by the WADA.
Swiss Sport Integrity reminds all athletes to check all medications with the medication inquiry service Global DRO DRO (via website or Mobile App) before use.