Advisory notes

  • IOC tackles the topic of nutritional supplements, their use and their effect10 May 2017

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  • WADA publishes Global List of Suspended Athlete Support Personnel21 Sep 2015

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  • Man arrested for illegal sale of steroids to bodybuilders1 Apr 2015

    Man arrested for illegal sale of steroids to bodybuilders (Read more)

  • Supplement Warning: Hidden Drugs found in Weight Loss Product15 Oct 2014

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  • WADA makes amendment to Section S.2.1 of 2014 Prohibited List4 Jun 2014

    WADA makes amendment to Section S.2.1 of 2014 Prohibited List (Read more)

  • Supplement warning – stimulant found in weight loss products17 Apr 2014

    The Food and Drug Administration of the United States confirmed that the stimulant sibutramin is found in the weight loss products “Infinity” and “Lite Fit USA” as a hidden ingredient. (Read more)

  • Supplement warning – amphetamine-like compound found in products21 Nov 2013

    USA Food and Drug Administration scientists tested 21 supplements listing Acacia rigidula (a bushy plant found in Texas and Mexico) as ingredient and found 9 containing beta-methylphenethylamine (Read more)

  • Supplement warning – products containing unlabeled stimulants16 Oct 2013

    Two independent groups of scientists from US and South Korea found unlabeled methamphetamine like-compound in a pre-workout supplement – Craze. The US scientists also found the same chemical, N,alpha diethylphenylethylamine, in a weight-loss product – Detonate. (Read more)

  • Sample Letter to doctors from athletes27 Mar 2013

    HKADC has prepared a sample letter to explain to the doctors what should be taken into account before treating or prescribing to an athlete. (Read more)

  • Substance Alert: GW50151622 Mar 2013

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issued warning on a substance called GW501516, which belongs to the S0 (Non-approved Substances) category of the 2013 Prohibited List. HKADC warns all athletes that the use of GW501516 and other substances with no current approval by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use is prohibited at all times. Also, athletes must beware that such substance can lead to serious health risk. (Read more)

  • Death of a London Marathon runner caused by a DMAA-containing supplement1 Feb 2013

    In light of a recent report on the death of a London marathon runner, HKADC would like to re-emphasize the risk of supplement for the attention to all exercise enthusiasts and the local sport community. (Read more)

  • 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) (or Methylhexaneamine) will be regulated as pharmaceutical product13 Dec 2012

    The Hong Kong Department of Health has announced that it will regulate 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) (or Methylhexaneamine) as pharmaceutical product starting from 1 April 2013. Again, HKADC is warning athletes to stop buying and using any DMAA containing products, such as “Jack3d’ (a supplement commonly used by athletes). (Read more)

  • Warnings on Supplements with Dangerous Ingredients4 Sep 2012

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the United Kingdom has identified the supplement “Jack 3D” as unlicensed medicinal product. (Read more)

  • Friendly reminder on “atypical” anti-doping rule violations27 Jul 2012

    All of us are well aware of the consequences of being tested positive after taking prohibited substance(s). However, do you know that people engaged in the following actions could be in serious trouble as well? They have violated the anti-doping rules and could be sanctioned for their imprudent actions. (Read more)

  • Substance Alert: Methylhexaneamine in Supplements16 Apr 2012

    Due to the recent positive cases involving Methylhexaneamine found in Hong Kong athletes, HKADC again strongly urge athletes to check any supplements they may be using as to whether these products may contain the Prohibited Substance Methylhexaneamine. Methylhexaneamine is classified as a stimulant on the WADA 2012 Prohibited List and is prohibited in-competition. (Read more)

  • The Clenbuterol Fear?13 May 2011

    Athlete will be sanctioned for eating pork – pork that has been contaminated with clenbuterol??? (Read more)

  • Update your contact information1 Apr 2011

    All athletes included in the HKADC testing pools are advised to approach HKADC to update any changes to your contact information such as phone number, mailing address and email address. Having your updated contacts allows us to precisely disseminate impor (Read more)

  • Substance Warning : Methylhexaneamine8 Dec 2010

    Following a significant number of positive cases for methylhexaneamine recently reported at different parts of the world and at major games including the XIX Commonwealth Games and the Guangzhou Asian Games, HKADC would like to issue this warning to alert athletes on the potential risk of inadvertent doping for using products containing methylhexaneamine. (Read more)

  • Gentle Reminder - Violation of the laws of Hong Kong by selling and obtaining prohibited substances on internet and black market19 Oct 2010

    With the increasing number of doping cases being discovered, the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) would like to remind members of the sport community that anti-doping rules violation is not limited to the use of prohibited substances by athletes. Moreover, individuals may also violate the laws of Hong Kong through importing, selling and possession of some of these substances. (Read more)

  • Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) warns athlete for failing to comply with anti-doping rules concerning retirement31 Aug 2010

    Federation Internationale de Gymastique (FIG) has recently issued a severe warning to a previously retired Romanian gymnast Marian Dragulescu for failing to comply with the whereabouts requirements governing retired athletes prior to returning to competition. FIG has warned further that the athlete will be subject to suspension for subsequent offence. (Read more)

  • More supplements being removed from store shelves14 Dec 2009

    Three substances have been newly classified as anabolic steroids and the selling of supplements containing these substances is considered as a crime in the States. In 2008, 58 supplements containing the three steroids have been identified and they can be easily purchased in the market. (Read more)

  • Warning on steroids tinted supplements3 Aug 2009

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United Sates have recently issued warnings of the presence of hidden steroids in certain brands of supplements by American Cellular Laboratories including "TREN-Xtreme," "MASS Xtreme," "ESTRO Xtreme," "AH-89-Xtreme," "HMG Xtreme," "MMA-3 Xtreme," "VNS-9 Xtreme," and "TT-40-Xtreme." In relation to this, the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee would like all concerned parties to be aware of:- (Read more)