Rewording of section on Prohibited Methods
In order to make Section M1 more encompassing so it includes all kinds of manipulation of blood and blood components, the title and body of Section M1 has been changed.
The title of M1 now reads ‘Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components’, while M2.3 has been deleted as it is now included in this revised category under M1.3, which reads “any form of intravascular manipulation of the blood or blood components by physical or chemical means.”
Section M3, which covers gene doping, has also been reworded to provide a more precise definition of this prohibited method.
Aeronautic (FAI), Boules (CMSB), Bridge (FMB), Ninepin and Tenpin Bowling (FIQ) and Powerboating (UIM) are removed from the list of sports in which beta-blockers are prohibited.
Clarification of stimulants
To give more clarity, under Section 6 for Stimulants it has been confirmed that all optical isomers where relevant are prohibited.
In order to reveal potential patterns of abuse, tapentadol has been added to the Monitoring Program in 2013 under in-competition narcotics.