Drinking too much coffee or taking a common cold tablet will no longer get athletes disqualified from the Olympic Games for a doping offence as from 1 Jan 2004. A positive test for marijuana however will still result in a drug penalty. That's the scenario under the new global list of banned substances drawn up by the World Anti Doping Agency. Caffeine and pseudoephidrine, an ingredient of the cold remedy Sudafed are removed from the banned category and marijuana (cannabis) is added.
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