Ottawa – January 2, 2024 – The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2024 Prohibited List is now in effect. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) encourages all athletes and support personnel to familiarize themselves with the 2024 Prohibited List and modifications for this year.

The most notable change for 2024 is that tramadol, a commonly used narcotic (S7), is now prohibited in competition. WADA has provided a washout period to help athletes and medical support personnel comply with the status change. For more information about tramadol and the washout period, read the CCES’s advisory note.

The CCES is accepting Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications from athletes in the Registered Testing Pool and National Athlete Pool who have a prescription for tramadol. Athletes should verify their TUE requirements for all medications in the Medical Exemption Wizard.


When it comes to the use of medications, supplements, and sport nutrition products, athletes are encouraged to exercise a high degree of care. These resources help athletes determine whether medications are prohibited in sport, and what to do if they are.

WADA Documents for 2024

The Prohibited List

The Prohibited List is an international standard identifying substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. The International Olympic Committee first published it in 1968. Since 2004, WADA has been responsible for the preparation and publication of the List, which it updates every year. 

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About the CCES

The CCES works collaboratively to ensure Canadians have a positive sport experience. Through its programs, the CCES manages unethical issues in sport, protects the integrity of Canadian sport, and promotes True Sport to activate values-based sport on and off the field of play. The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization that is responsible for the administration of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. For more information, visit, follow us on X (Twitter)Facebook, or Instagram

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