Caffeine was earlier prohibited but now in the monitoring program. As of 2016, the list contains

"Bupropion, caffeine, nicotine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pipradol and synephrine: These substances are included in the 2016 Monitoring Program, and are not considered Prohibited Substances."

What does it mean to be under monitoring? Can I drink coffee before competitions under WADA's supervision or use synephere stimulants?

  • As it refers to the definition and applicability of part of a regulation covering sporting competitions, this question is not asking for health or medical advice. It is therefore not off-topic. – Nij Sep 11 '16 at 0:59

USADA does pretty good job in explaining here. There is always a risk that you need to manage and reduce the potential health problems.

  1. High Risk List, reduce risk and Supplement411.org

  2. USADA contact

  3. Determine If You Need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

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    This is a link-only answer. Please quote the relevant material or statements from your sources, to avoid linkrot and to ensure the answer is self-contained. – Nij Sep 11 '16 at 0:57

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