No change in WADA rules on clenbuterol



LONDON (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency’s updated list of banned substances offers no change to its evaluation of clenbuterol, the drug that could strip Alberto Contador of his third Tour de France victory.

Contador blamed contaminated meat for his positive test on route to winning the 2010 Tour.

WADA’s 2012 list released Tuesday allows for asthma drug formoterol when inhaled in “therapeutic doses,” while beta blockers have been allowed in such sports as wrestling, sailing and modern pentathlon.

Nicotine was not added to the prohibited list but has been placed on WADA’s monitoring program going into the Olympic year.