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Rules and Regulation

DC 4.2 Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods Identified on the Prohibited List

DC 4.2.1 Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods
Unless provided otherwise in the Prohibited List and/or a revision, the Prohibited List and revisions shall go into effect under these Anti-Doping Rules three months after publication of the Prohibited List by WADA without requiring any further action by FINA or its Member Federations. All Participants shall be bound by the Prohibited List, and any revisions thereto, from the date they go into effect, without further formality. It is the responsibility of all Participants to familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date version of the Prohibited List and all revisions thereto.

DC 4.2.2 Specified Substances
For purposes of the application of DC 10, all Prohibited Substances shall be “Specified Substances” except substances in the classes of anabolic agents and hormones and those stimulants and hormone antagonists and modulators so identified on the Prohibited List. The category of Specified Substances shall not include Prohibited Methods.
[Comment to DC 4.2.2: Specified Substances should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other doping substances. Rather, they are simply substances which are more likely to have been consumed by an Athlete for a purpose other than the enhancement of sport performance.]

DC 4.2.3 New Classes of Prohibited Substances
In the event WADA expands the Prohibited List by adding a new class of Prohibited Substances in accordance with Article 4.1 of the Code, WADA’s Executive Committee shall determine whether any or all Prohibited Substances within the new class of Prohibited Substances shall be considered Specified Substances under DC 4.2.2.