The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved the list of prohibited substances for 2011 with several changes made from previous year, including addition of a section to address abuse of pharmacological substances, removal of mandatory Declaration of Use for specific substances not prohibited.
The WADA Executive Committee also reviewed the controversial "whereabouts" clause which required the athletes to give information about their location to the International Sport Federation (IF) or National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) three months in advance.
The new List will now be made official and published by October 1, 2010. It will take effect on January 1, 2011. WADA President John Fahey said the list was approved through consensus of the stakeholders. "Thanks to the input from international scientific experts and stakeholders, the 2011 List once again reflects the latest scientific advances and broad consensus in the anti-doping community," said Fahey.
A new section — 'Non-Approved Substances' — has been added to the 2011 list. These substances will be banned at all times(in-and-out of events).
The Executive Committee also reviewed an Introductory Note on Athlete Whereabouts Requirements. "Introductory Note helps further clarify the rationale for collecting athlete whereabouts information and assists anti-doping organisations in the practical implementation of the requirements," WADA said.