The 2017 Prohibited List

The 2017 Prohibited List has been published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and will become effective from 1 January 2017. Hong Kong Anti-doping Committee has also produced a pocket-size 2017 Prohibited List accordingly for athletes’ use. Athletes are reminded to show the List to their physicians during medical consultation.

Important advice for athletes and athletes support personnel:

  1. Familiarize yourselves with the 2017 Prohibited List and its modifications, and pay special attention to the prohibited substances newly added to the 2017 List.
  2. Check the status of all medications and substances against the List before using them. Athletes are recommended to use DruginSport (, the online database developed by HKADC, to check prohibition status of registered pharmaceutical products in Hong Kong.
  3. Athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List must apply for the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) as soon as possible.
  4. Contact HKADC if in doubt.

The latest version of the Prohibited List is available for download here

Summary of major modifications and explanatory notes of the 2017 Prohibited List can also be downloaded here