The list of banned substances and methods (Prohibited List) is usually published annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and enters into force on 1st January of each year. The Prohibited List is one of WADA's six International Standards, the implementation of which is mandatory for all signatories of the World Anti-Doping Programme.
It is the responsibility of all athletes to ensure that they consult the currently valid Prohibited List and find out about the specific regulations of their authority.
Every year Antidoping Switzerland publishes the Prohibited List that applies to Switzerland in German and French. A printed version of this list may be obtained free of charge from Antidoping Switzerland.
In addition to the Prohibited List, a list is available of permitted, non-prescription medicines and drugs for the treatment of common illnesses in Switzerland. In order to avoid unintentional doping violations with medicine, it is recommended to consult the practical drugs enquiry Global DRO.
New from 2019: changes to the Prohibited List
The 2019 Prohibited List (German / French) entered into force on 1 January 2019 and replaces all previous lists. The World Anti-Doping Agency has made only formal changes to the 2019 Prohibited List. In practice, this means that all substances and methods that were banned in 2018 remain banned in 2019. WADA publishes the Prohibited List in English, however, in Switzerland applicable are the French and German translations above, which are now available as a pdf in two separate versions.