The prohibited list outlines the substances and methods prohibited in sport.
International Standard for Testing
Testing is an extremely crucial piece of any anti-doping program. The purpose of the International Standard for Testing (IST) is to plan for effective testing and to maintain the integrity and identity of samples, from notifying the athlete to transporting samples for analysis.
International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions
The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) is to harmonize the process of granting TUEs across sports and countries. The WADA TUE process ensures athletes can get access to important medication when appropriate while ensuring clean athletes a level playing field.
International Standard for Laboratories
The purpose of the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) is to ensure production of valid test results and evidentiary data and to achieve uniform and harmonized results and reporting from all accredited laboratories. Anti-doping and other sport organizations which are signatories to the Code agree to have all samples analyzed at WADA accredited labs.
International for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information
The purpose of the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI) is to ensure that all relevant parties involved in anti-doping in sport adhere to a set of minimum privacy protections when collecting and using athlete personal information, such as information relating to whereabouts, doping controls, and Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
Code acceptance means that a sport organization agrees to the principles of the Code and agrees to implement and comply with the Code.
Once a sport organization accepts the Code, it then needs to implement it. Code implementation means that a sport organization amends its rules and policies to include the mandatory articles and principles of the Code.
Finally, enforcement refers to the sport organization actually enforcing its amended rules and policies in accordance with the Code.
WADA monitors implementation of and compliance with the Code.
In the United States, major professional sport leagues are not signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code.