(Ottawa, ON – September 28, 2015) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published a list of athlete support personnel who are currently suspended/disqualified from working with athletes or other persons. The Prohibited Association List (not to be confused with the Prohibited List) currently contains the names of 114 people worldwide, four of them Canadians.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the sport community that the people named on the list have “disqualifying status.” Athletes should be aware that associating in a professional or sport-related capacity with anyone on the Prohibited Association List or on the Canadian Sport Sanction Registry will have serious consequences, including the possibility of a four-year ban from participating in sport.
“By preventing athletes from working with banned athletes, coaches, doctors, and other support personnel, we close off a strong negative doping influence in the sport environment,” said Paul Melia, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCES. “We echo WADA’s warning to athletes to protect themselves and their sport by keeping banned personnel out of their entourage.”
A new anti-doping rule violation called Prohibited Association was introduced in Article 2.10 of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. Under one branch of this rule, athletes and other persons are prohibited from working or associating with individuals who are currently sanctioned for an anti-doping rule violation, if the sanctioned individual is performing the role of an athlete support personnel.
The Prohibited Association List will be kept updated on WADA’s website. The CCES will link to the list on its website, and will continue to advise the sport community when Canadian names are added. The Canadian Sport Sanction Registry also lists the current athletes and athlete support personnel serving a sanction.
- Full details on Prohibited Association can be found under Article 2.10 of the World Anti-Doping Code.
- Athletes can also read more about the rule in the Athlete’s Reference Guide to the Code (p.9).
- To view the current version of the list – visit WADA.
The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.
For more information – CCES