2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

The 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available.

Don’t forget…
Pseudoephedrine is still prohibited in-competition at urinary concentrations >150 micrograms/ml.  Pseudoephedrine is found in many over-the-counter medicines available in pharmacies, including multi-ingredient products used as cough and cold remedies, hayfever and decongestant treatments.

Methylhexaneamine also remains on the Prohibited List as a specified substance.  This stimulant is known by other chemical names such as DMAA, Forthan, Floradrene, ‘geranium oil’ or ‘geranium root extract’ and is often marketed as a nutritional supplement.

Note: Recreational drugs including cannabis are prohibited and tested for in-competition.

Find further information on the Medication webpage.


UK Anti-Doping Supplement Warning

UK Anti-Doping cautions athletes and players in the UK to be aware of the prohibited substance 1, 3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) following its identification in a number of supplement products.

Read the full article…


Rio 2016 Pure Winner Major Games Programme

As part of the Pure Winner Major Games Programme, Sport Northern Ireland, in conjunction with UK Anti-Doping and Sport Ireland, worked with the Northern Ireland athletes who qualified for and were selected to compete for Great Britain or Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics to ensure they received up to date anti-doping education prior to travelling to Rio to compete in the Games – 100% of the Northern Ireland athletes received their Clean Sport and Clean Games education.

Clean Sport education is tailored towards each individual athletes’ anti-doping knowledge but as a minimum provides reminders on a range of topics including:

How to check medication (including over the counter meds e.g. lemsip, etc.)

  • What the prohibited list is and how it’s updated
  • Risks from supplements
  • What happens in a drug test

All athletes received specific Rio Games Time education which included information on In-Competition dates and specific issues to be aware of when competing in Rio.