The official text of the prohibited list, including banned stimulants, introduced by the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2021 for various sports is scheduled to be presented to Parliament for its approval on the 21 st of April stated the Hon. Minister of Youth & Sports Namal Rajapaksa.
The Minister stated the above at Ministerial Consultative Committee on Youth & Sports held yesterday (19) in the Parliament Complex.
The World Anti-Doping Program annually publishes a list of prohibited stimulants for various sports, and where sportspersons unknowingly or unintentionally use these substances to enhance their skills would constitute a reason for them to be disqualified from that event or would resort to some other form of action.
Accordingly, the list updated annually and maintained by WADA post an extensive consultation process which would come to effect from the 01 st of January to 31 st December 2021 is scheduled to be presented to Parliament.
Substances not to be used by participants of various sporting events, prohibited methods in competition, prohibited at all times, specified and non-specified including the substance of abuse are listed out accordingly.