Tramadol included on WADA’s prohibited list for 2024
The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), publishes its Prohibited List annually, taking effect on 1st January each year.
The Prohibited List identifies substances and methods prohibited in sport.
A major change for 2024 is the inclusion of Tramadol to the Prohibited List, and will be banned in competition.
Tramadol is an opioid based pain killer, used to treat severe to moderate pain. It has been on WADA’s monitoring programme, and data gathered through that programme has indicated significant use in sports.
The full Prohibited List can be found here.
For a substance or method to be added to the List, it must be determined that it meets at least two of the following three criteria:
- It has the potential to enhance or enhances sport performance
- It represents an actual or potential health risk to the athletes
- It violates the spirit of sport
Athletes are solely responsible for all substances they consume and use.