Education remains paramount in WBSC anti-doping campaign

Education remains paramount in WBSC anti-doping campaign
The WBSC 2021-2014 plan includes monthly webinars in collaboration with the ITA. Registration is open for the first webinar, scheduled for 30 January. The latest list of prohibited substances is available on the WBSC website.

Education represents a paramount tool as part of the WBSC Integrity Unit's Play Ball, Play Fair anti-doping campaign, which continues in 2024.

In line with the WBSC Education Plan 2021-2024, the WBSC website has a dedicated section to Educational Tools which includes a World Antidoping Agency (WADA) Classroom Toolkit as well as an Antidoping Education and Learning Platform (ADEL).

The WBSC and the International Testing Agency (ITA) partnership also offers monthly seminars to Member Federations. The January seminar is Clean Sport 101 and is scheduled for Tuesday, 30 January, from 2 to 3pm Central European Time. The webinar will be available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Arabic. Individuals interested in the webinar need to register here.

The WBSC would like to remind its members that the 2024 Prohibited List and 2024 Monitoring Programme entered into force on 1st January 2024. All major modifications for 2024 are outlined in the 2024 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.

An athlete will only be allowed to use a prohibited substance for medical reasons if the athlete has a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the substance that WBSC has granted or recognised. See the Therapeutic Use Exemption section of the WBSC website for more information.

The WBSC also reminds members that the National Federations (NFs) are responsible for the costs related to the results management of any eventual positive cases according to the WBSC Anti-Doping Rules Article 12.4.

All essential antidoping information is available via the WBSC website as well as the WBSC Members Handbook.