U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the national anti-doping organization (NADO) in the United States for Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American sport. The organization is charged with managing the anti-doping program, including in-competition and out-of competition testing, results management processes, drug reference resources, and athlete education for all United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recognized sport national governing bodies, their athletes, and events. Additionally, USADA contributes to the advancement of clean sport through scientific research and education & outreach initiatives focused on awareness and prevention.

Mission: Preserve the integrity of competition - Inspire true sport - Protect the rights of athletes.

Vision: To be the guardians of the values and life lessons learned through true sport.

For more information see the USADA websitehttps://www.usada.org

2023 USADA Athlete Advisory Explanantion of Key Changes to Prohibited List:  Link

For questions about specific products, substances, and methods, contact USADA's Drug Reference Line at [email protected] or call (719) 785-2000, option 2.

2023 WADA Prohibited List:   Link

To many athletes, the Prohibited List seems like a long and complicated list of chemical compounds. It can be hard to figure out all the ways the Prohibited List affects you as an athlete.

If you are using any medications at all, a good place to start is by always checking the permitted or prohibited status on www.GlobalDRO.com.

Helpful Articles:

Coaches: Understanding, complying with, and positively accepting antidoping rules are key to a level playing field. Coach's Advantage is an online tutorial that can help https://www.usada.org/resources/coach/

Athletes: Are you new to the testing pool or competing in a USADA tested event for the first time? Our antidoping 101 covers the basics of what you'll need to know! https://www.usada.org/athletes/antidoping101/

Why does USADA hand out 90 ML stickers at antidoping education presentations? Because that's how much urine an athlete must provide during sample collection. Learn more about the process: https://www.usada.org/testing/sample-collection-process/urine/


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Do you keep seeing advertisements for wellness and anti-aging clinics? If you're considering a treatment, know that some may be prohibited under antidoping rules. Read more at the More You Know:

Need a quick summary of the #doping control process, athlete rights and responsibilities, and other info that can help non-national level athletes comply with antidoping rules? Our Pocket Guide is the perfect resource! Download it here:

The Simple Truth: A video on decoding the Dietary Supplement Industry 

USADA Anti-Doping 101 webpage

2022 USADA Clean Sport Handbook    PDF

REALIZE: There are Risks Associated with Using Supplements (July 2020):    PDF

2020 USADA Athlete Handbook   PDF

2020 USADA Athlete Pocket Guide   PDF

2020 USADA Athlete Wallet Card   PDF

2020 USADA Athlete Wallet Card in Spanish   PDF

2020 Coach's Brochure   PDF

2020 HealthPro Advantage Why It Matters Brochure   PDF

2019 WADA Prohibited List   PDF

Coaches: Is one of your athletes taking a new medication? Make sure they know how to check it's prohibited status on Global DRO.

Supplements: Unfortunately, some dietary supplement manufacturers illegally put the prohibited substance ostarine in their products and even omit it from the label. Learn more about the risks of ostarine and supplements. 

USADA Coach Brochure to the Doping Control Process   PDF

Sample guideline to urine collection process testing   PDF

Sample guideline to urine collection process testing in Spanish   PDF

USADA Whereabouts Policy   PDF

USOC Anti-doping Policy   PDF

2019 Athlete Guide to the WADA Prohibited List   PDF

Reduce Your Risks - Red Flags    PDF

USADA TrueSport Nutrition Guide   PDF

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) Information   PDF



WADA or World Anti-Doping Agency:

The World Anti-Doping Agency's mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport 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 (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.

Our Vision: A world where all athletes can compete in a doping-free sporting environment.

Our Core Values: Integrity, accountability, excellence.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List is the comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport. Mandated by, and serving as a key component of, the Code, the Prohibited List is one of the most important parts of harmonization globally across the anti-doping movement. Broken down by categories, the Prohibited List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, as well as in some cases, by specific sport. The Prohibited List is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA. The 2018 Prohibited List is valid from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018. While the WADA Prohibited List is extensive, USADA is here to help clean athletes understand the rules and regulations set forth by WADA. 

For more information see the WADA website: https://www.wada-ama.org/