The list of banned substances compiled by the World Anti-Doping Agency will be updated against next year.
This is why athletes, coaches and all stakeholders must be aware of what cannot be used and what is allowed during training and competition.
Southeast Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organization Director General Gobinathan Nair said this during the “The National Summit on Anti-Doping in Sports” at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila.
“A new standard addresses a couple of things. Something called a code revision (done in 2015). There will be a revised version in 2019, next year. Right now, it’s undergoing a lot of consultation,” said Nair, who added the SEADO is getting feedback from all concerned on the revisions being done.
Discussions on the revised WADA list comes a day after the Philippine Sports Commission held the 2018 National Anti-Doping Summit.
Aside from Nair, International Olympic Committee representative Mikee Cojuangco and PSC-Philippine National Anti-Doping Organization Head Dr. Alejandro were around with Atty. Antonio Rebosa, MD, who delivered their own lectures.
There were more then a 200 participants from coaches from the national sports associations, universities, colleges and local government units who attended.
Pineda said that so far, they are able to provide information on new rules, policies, health consequences and nutrition for athletes and coaches alike.
Aside from matters concerning code compliance, aspects on monitoring, supplementation, legal considerations, results management and doping control processes, ergogenic aids, nutritional supplements and online applications were also discussed. Peter Atencio