The 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods Enters into Force on 1 January 2021


The International Wushu Federation (IWUF) reminds all national wushu federarions (NFs), all wushu athletes, coaches and all other stakeholders that the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (known as the “Prohibited List”) entered into force on 1 January 2021. The Prohibited List is usually published on an annual basis by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo). 


The Prohibited List, which is one of the eight International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition. It is the responsibility of  every athlete to check regularly that the substances and methods they use are not prohibited in sport. Therefore, IWUF kindly ask Wushu athletes, their entourage to review the Prohibited List carefully and to take particular note of this year’s modifications to avoid inadvertent use of substances and methods that are prohibited in Wushu for 2021.


To view the changes made in the 2021 Prohibited List as compared to the 2020 version, please see the 2021 Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes.


For further information on previous modifications and clarifications please consult the

Prohibited List Q & A at


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