2022 WADA List of prohibited substances and methods in force from 1 January

The 2022 WADA list of prohibited substance and methods (the prohibited list) is to come into force on 1 January 2022:

WADA 2022 Prohibited List Documents 

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published this 2022 List; along with, the 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes:

WADA 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes

The List, which is one of the now eight (8) International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition and which substances are banned in particular sports.

WADA 2022 Code and Standards Documents

WADA also has announced the 2022 Monitoring Program:

WADA 2022 Monitoring Program

The prohibited list can be found here:

WADA 2022 Prohibited List Documents 


Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use. A number of positive tests have been attributed to the misuse of supplements, poor labeling or contamination of dietary supplements.

The use of dietary supplements by athletes is a concern because in many countries the manufacturing and labeling of supplements may not follow strict rules, which may lead to a supplement containing an undeclared substance that is prohibited under anti-doping regulations. Taking a poorly labeled dietary supplement is not an adequate defense in a doping hearing.

Neither WADA nor WFDF is involved in any supplement certification process and therefore do not certify or endorse manufacturers or their products. WADA and WFDF do not control the quality or the claims of the supplements industry.

WADA’s Q&A on nutritional supplements

WFDF List of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)

Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs): publication of ADRVs sanctioned by the IF or under the jurisdiction of the IF (WADC Art. 14.3, with publication details in 14.3.1 to 14.3.6):

There are currently NO ADRV’s reported in Flying Disc sports.

Consequences of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (Consequences)

An Athlete’s or other Person’s violation of an anti-doping rule may result in one or more of the following:

(a) Disqualification means the Athlete’s results in a particular Competition or Event are invalidated, with all resulting Consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes;

(b) Ineligibility means the Athlete or other Person is barred on account of an anti-doping rule violation for a specified period of time from participating in any Competition or other activity or funding as provided in Article 10.12.1;

(c) Provisional Suspension means the Athlete or other Person is barred temporarily from participating in any Competition or activity prior to the final decision at a hearing conducted under Article 8;

(d) Financial Consequences means a financial sanction imposed for an anti-doping rule violation or to recover costs associated with an anti-doping rule violation; and

(e) Public Disclosure or Public Reporting means the dissemination or distribution of information to the general public or Persons beyond those Persons entitled to earlier notification in accordance with Article 14. Teams in Team Sports may also be subject to Consequences as provided in Article 11.


Most of the Prohibited Substances and Methods are used as medicaments for the cure of severe diseases and when acting as doping substances or methods they are used in increased dosage which causes harms to the organism (the damage depends on the type of the Prohibited Substance or Method, dose and regularity of use) and in some of the cases even death. Most of the medicaments have side effects that could lead the sports career to the end before it has even fully started.


These consequences can lead to many various situations – loss of any possible sponsorship, ruining of a future career, disrupted relationships with family and friends (e.g. clean teammates would not like to compete with anyone associated with doping) or loss of psychological or emotional peace of mind together with loss of respect and credibility from other people.