Tramadol officially banned in competition from 2024

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced a ban on tramadol in competitions. Contrary to what was initially mentioned, the ban will come into force from the 2024 season and not from 2023.

The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially decided ban tramadola powerful pain reliever, in competition since January 1, 2024. Until now, this synthetic opiate was under surveillance but did not appear on the list of substances or products prohibited by the AMA.

Only the International Cycling Union (UCI) had anticipated the recommendations of the AMA by prohibiting the taking of tramadol during competitions as of 2019. This had earned Colombian Nairo Quintana in particular a disqualification from the Tour de France 2022. Starting in 2024, the same scenario would also be worth a suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.

To justify this listing, the AMA has highlighted studies that demonstrate the ability of this pain reliever to improve physical performance, which has been discussed so far. He also recalled the strong dependence that the substance can cause.

At the end of an executive council held in Australia, it also announced its registration in 2024 and not 2023 for “ Allow athletes and their entourage to implement this prohibition. “.

Cannabis is still on the list of doping products

In addition, the AMA has placed cannabis on the list of prohibited products. In September 2021, after the suspension of Sha’Carri Richardson for this reason, depriving the American sprinter of the Tokyo Olympics, she indicated the review of the inclusion of cannabis in the list of prohibited substances. After a review of the scientific literature and testimonials from athletes, cannabis will continue to be prohibited in competition.

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