What is the list?

The Prohibited List (called “the List”) is the document that tells you which substances and methods are banned in sport. 

  • Substances are ingredients that can be found in some medications or supplements. For example, salbutamol is an ingredient found in some asthma inhalers and ibuprofen is an ingredient found in some pain medications.
  • Methods are different ways in which you could receive a medical treatment. For example, dialysis (also known as hemodialysis), is a method used to treat patients with kidney failure and intravenous infusions (IVs) are a method of delivering fluid or medication directly into a person’s veins.

You can download list in JJAU web-site and WADA web-site.

Note: CBD is not a banned substance but using it comes with the same risks as other supplements – it could be contaminated with banned substances that could cause you to test positive.


Why is there a List?

Misusing certain substances and methods can go against the values of clean sport and can put an athlete’s health at risk. So, the List exists to protect you, your health and clean sport. Not every ingredient in a medication or every method of administering a medical treatment is on the List. To determine if something should be included on the List, a group of medical and scientific experts analyze substances and methods. If the substance or method shall meet the criteria.

What are “Substances of Abuse”

These are substances that are frequently abused in society, outside of sport, and are banned in-competition.  Example of substances of abuse include:  

  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Cannabis

Substances of abuse are included in the List because of their harm to health. Substances of abuse are included on the List because they can go against these values.  Athletes need to be role models for sport and taking these substances goes against the spirit of sport. 

What is in the list?

Prohibited at all the times:

There are substances and methods that are banned at all the time (in competition and out of competition), no matter if you’re at a competition or not. You can be tested for these any time and any place. 

So that means, if you’re at home, relaxing and a Doping Control Officer (DCO) arrives and asks for a sample, if one of these things is found in your sample, you could test positive and get a sanction.

For Example few substances banned at all times include:

  • Diuretics (some used to treat high blood pressure) 
  • Beta-2 agonists (used to treat asthma) 

Prohibited in competition:

Some substances are only banned during a competition. The in-competition period usually starts at 11:59PM the day before a competition and continues until any testing for that event or competition has finished. So that means, if a Doping Control Officer (DCO) approaches you after your event and notifies you that you’ve been selected for testing, if your sample comes back positive for any of these substances, then you could get a sanction.

Examples of substances banned in-competition only, include: 

  • Stimulants (i.e. medications used to treat cold and flu, medications to treat)
  • Narcotics (i.e. medication used to relieve pain (morphine))
  • All natural and synthetic cannabinoid (i.e. hashish and marijuana) 

Banned in particular sport:

There are some substances and methods that are banned, in-competition or at all times, in certain sports but not in Ju jitsu:

  • Archery
  • Shooting 
  • Automobile (FIA)
  • Billiards (all disciplines) (WCBS)
  • Darts (WDF)
  • Golf (IGF)
  • Skiing/Snowboarding (FIS) in ski jumping, freestyle aerials/halfpipe and snowboard halfpipe/big air

Underwater sports (CMAS)

What to do if you’re feeling sick and you need to use a medicine?

If you have a true medical need for something that contains a banned substance, there are processes in place to help you. Before using them apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Reminder: Medications are used to cure, stop, or prevent a disease. But, when used incorrectly, medications can cause serious harm and be a risk to your health. Before taking any medication always talk to a trusted adult to make sure it is safe to use and that it is taken correctly.

How can medicine be used?

  1. If it’s medical prescription
  2. Over the counter medication

Note: As an athlete, you need to check if any of these ingredients appear in the prohibited List before taking any medication. Ingredients can include side effects, medications to avoid using at the same time, questions your medical professional before taking the medication.

Always follow the instructions that come with a medication and the advice from your medical professional. And always communicate with a trusted adult before taking any over-the-counter medication.

This includes medications prescribed by a doctor or medical professional and the ones that you can buy over the counter in a supermarket or from a pharmacy. If you need to use a medication then you and your support personnel, like your parents and coaches, must check that its ingredients do not contain any banned substances. This means all medications must be checked against the List before you take them. 

How to apply and what is TUE, you can find in section TUE.