Tournament Update | WADA Publishes Prohibited List 2023 | Para Badminton World Championships – Anti-doping Education

Please find below notices and reminders on the following:

  1. Tournament Update – 1 Junior Tournament Cancelled
  2. WADA Prohibited Substance List 2023 Published – effective 1 January 2023
  3. Para Badminton World Championships – Anti-Doping Education

  1. Tournament Update – 1 Junior Tournament Cancelled

Further to our most recent update on Wednesday 28 September (linked here), please note that the following tournament has been cancelled.

  • VICTOR EXIST Junior International Series – Jakarta 8 – 13 November 2022


Please continue to look at the calendar regularly (linked here) and watch out for announcements and updates. BWF also has a running record of all of the adjustments to the calendar due to COVID-19 related issues (linked here).

  1. WADA’s Prohibited List 2023 Published

The WADA Prohibited List and Methods 2023 has been published and is available on the BWF website (linked here). This will come into force on 1 January 2023.

The Prohibited List is updated every year and it comes into effect on 1 January each year. This list details the substances and methods which are prohibited for athletes. Substances and methods are classified by categories in the list, for example – steroids, stimulants, masking agents.

Some substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, and others are prohibited at all times, both in-competition and out-of-competition. Some substances are prohibited for particular sports.

Athletes are responsible for everything they eat, drink and take. This is “known as strict liability”.

Please forward this information to your players, coaches and team managers.

Links to important anti-doping information on the BWF website:

  1. Anti-doping – questions and answers (linked here)
  2. Dangers / Consequences of Doping (linked here)
  3. Prohibited Substances (linked here)
  4. Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) – process for athletes to get permission if they need to take medications that contain Prohibited Substances (linked here)
  5. Doping Control Process – collecting a urine or blood sample (linked here)
  6. Speak Up and Report Offences – (linked here)

  1. BWF Para Badminton World Championships – Anti-Doping Education

This is a friendly reminder that it is compulsory for players to attend anti-doping education sessions before they participate in the HULIC DAIHATSU BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2022 – Tokyo, Japan, 1 – 6 November 2022.

The deadline to report to the BWF about completing this compulsory education is Monday 17 October.  Please see the below for details.

  • See the PB Championship website page (linked here)
  • Memo – key Information – 15 July (linked here)
  • Deadline to report to BWF – Monday 17 October


Each member must report the names of those completing the anti-doping education sessions – send the names, certificates or evidence of the anti-doping course to Andy Hines-Randle, Head of Integrity [email protected] by  the deadline above.

If you have questions, please contact Andy Hines-Randle.