Prohibited List 2024

Prohibited List 2024 Advisory Note

WADA recently released the 2024 WADA Prohibited List, which will come into effect on January 1, 2024. The 2024 List includes changes that athletes and athlete support personnel should be aware of. The full published prohibited list can be found here - 2024list_en_final_22_september_2023.pdf (

Tramadol is prohibited In-Competition as of 1 January 2024 as approved by the Executive Committee on 23 September 2022. Tramadol has been on the WADA Monitoring Program for some years. Monitoring data has indicated significant Use in sports including cycling, rugby and football. Tramadol abuse, with its dose-dependent risks of physical dependence, opiate use disorder and overdoses in the general population, is of concern and has led to it being a controlled drug in many countries.

Research studies funded by WADA have confirmed the potential for tramadol to enhance physical performance in sports. The recommended washout period will be communicated before 1 January 2024.

The “washout period” refers to the time from the last administered dose to the time of the start of the In-Competition period (i.e., beginning at 11:59 p.m. on the day before a Competition in which the Athlete is scheduled to participate, unless a different period was approved by WADA for a given sport).

The 2024 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes should be read to familiarise yourself with the changes - 2024list_explanatory_list_en_final_22_september_2023.pdf (