Post by NZFWDA Secretary on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:16 pm

To NSOs and our wider sporting community,

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2017 Prohibited List (, will come into effect on 1 January, 2017 and it’s important you, your staff, your athletes and their support personnel are aware of the changes which have been made. The List, which is updated at least annually, identifies substances and methods which athletes are prohibited from using.

The two key modifications to the 2017 Prohibited List are:
Salbutamol Inhalers (marketed as Ventolin)
Commonly used to treat asthma. The limitations on use of inhaled salbutamol have been amended. Athletes are allowed a maximum of 1600 micrograms over 24 hours, but are not to exceed 800 micrograms every 12 hours.
Salmeterol (Severent)
Commonly used to treat asthma. Under the 2017 List, the maximum allowable dosage of salmeterol has been defined for the first time as “200 micrograms over 24 hours”. This is consistent with manufacturers’ recommendations.
Contact DFSNZ to determine if your athlete needs to apply for a TUE.

A full summary of the 2017 Prohibited List is on the Drug Free Sport NZ website. We have also attached a word doc to be uploaded to your website featuring the latest 2017 anti-doping information.

We appreciate and value your ongoing support in assisting your athletes to compete clean. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries.

Graeme Steel
CEO Drug Free Sport NZ
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