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Alcohol or chemically spoken ethanol is an exogenous substance mentioned in the Prohibited List of the World-Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from 2008. It is restricted on several sports and hereby prohibited only in-competition.  

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that slows down the actions of the brain and body. The purpose of alcohol abuse is the reduction of anxiety, reduction of tremor and relaxation. Consequently alcohol is abused in sports needing high concentration. It isn’t possible to enhance performance by alcohol.Therefore, it is not considered as a ergogenic drug.

Combining alcohol with other drugs can magnify the effects of alcohol or of other drugs administered at the same time. Generally alcohol is prohibited in sports where its use may be considered detrimental to athletic performance or a safety hazard.