WADA widens the net on performance-enhancing drugs, approves new banned list for 2011By Stephen Wilson, AP
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
WADA widens net on performance-enhancing drugs
LONDON — The World Anti-Doping Agency has widened the net on performance-enhancing drugs by creating a new class of banned substances that includes drugs sold on the black market before approval by the pharmaceutical industry.
WADA has also reduced the classification of a stimulant involved in a dozen doping cases in India, opening the chance for some athletes to be cleared to compete in next month’s Commonwealth Games.
At a meeting in Montreal last weekend, WADA’s executive committee approved a new banned list for 2011 that will take effect on Jan. 1.
The most significant change is the addition of a new section on “non-approved substances,” a move to combat cheating with drugs that are still under clinical development by medical companies.
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