WADA 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

By the present we would like to inform all deaf players, team doctors and other deaf basketball stakeholders that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances.

The List came into effect on 1 January 2021 and is available here.

Under the DIBF Internal Regulations governing Anti-Doping Rules, it is each deaf player’s personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited Substance enters his or her body.

Therefore, it is essential that all deaf players and support personnel review carefully the 2021 Prohibited List, particularly in cases where they intend to use supplements or medication.

2021 Prohibited List
2021 Summary of Modifications
2021 Monitoring Program

The 2022 Prohibited List and related documents are now available.

2022 Prohibited List
2022 Summary of Modifications
2022 Monitoring Program


Competing on an even playing field, where hard work, training and talent are the fundamental difference between winning and losing, holds a central place within the sporting ethos. The practice of trying to gain an unfair advantage through dishonest means is as old as sport itself. It remains a never-ending battle, but one that DIBF takes extremely seriously.

Since the 2002, DIBF has regularly and in increasing numbers performed doping controls at its Championships. As a signatory of the WADA World Anti-Doping Code, first introduced in 2005, DIBF remains strongly committed to the fight against doping in deaf basketball.


DIBF Anti-Doping activities cover the search for – and measures against – deaf basketball players using banned substances and methods. Also, and just as importantly, they focus on actively promoting awareness of doping related issues, whether from a sporting or a health perspective.

This section contains all information related to DIBF’s anti-doping activities, whether from a player, team or medical staff point of view. It covers all regulations and procedures, outlined in the DIBF Internal Regulations governing Anti-Doping Rules and aligned with the WADA Code, as well as providing practical information and details in International Sign (coming soon).

DIBF’s Responsibilities

DIBF is taking care of the following Anti-Doping related tasks:

• Organisation of doping controls for all DIBF competitions
• Management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
• Production and publication about Anti-Doping, doping controls and educational programs in International Sign (coming soon)
• Cooperation and coordination with the Anti-Doping Organisation involved in Deaf Basketball (National Deaf Sports Federations, National Deaf Basketball Associations, National Anti-Doping Organisations)


Coming soon

Download this document DIBF Anti-Doping Rules.

About WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code – the document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.