Thursday 23 May, 2019

Ja to establish National Anti-doping compliance committee

Sport Minister Olivia Grange (second right) in conversation with Raymond Anderson, Vice President, Jamaica Football Federation (second left); June Spence-Jarrett, Executive Director, Jamaica, Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) and Alexander Williams, Chairman, JADCO at a Symposium organised by JADCO under the theme ‘Keeping Sports Clean, Forging Better Partnerships at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown, Kingston on January 24, 2019.

Sport Minister Olivia Grange (second right) in conversation with Raymond Anderson, Vice President, Jamaica Football Federation (second left); June Spence-Jarrett, Executive Director, Jamaica, Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) and Alexander Williams, Chairman, JADCO at a Symposium organised by JADCO under the theme ‘Keeping Sports Clean, Forging Better Partnerships at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown, Kingston on January 24, 2019.

Jamaica is moving to establish a National Anti-Doping Compliance Committee as part of measures to enhance the national programme to keep sports clean.

The announcement was made on Thursday by the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange during a function at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.

The committee will ensure that Jamaica conforms to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) code and UNESCO's International Convention against Doping in Sport.

“We want to ensure that our athletes are playing clean and fair,” said Grange who made the announcement at a symposium organised by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission.

She noted that the committee will, among other things, “improve information sharing, promote planning, design and delivery of joint initiatives and enhance the anti-doping programme's impact and effectiveness.”

It will also ensure a more comprehensive response to the national compliance report to be submitted to UNESCO.

“I am confident that Jamaica will be ranked compliant, however, in order for Jamaica to be successful, there has to be the collaborative effort of all entities and stakeholders in the fight against doping in sport,” Grange said.

Under the International Convention against Doping in Sport Jamaica has a responsibility to report bi-annually on its efforts for a doping-free environment in the country.

The National Anti-Doping Compliance Committee will include representatives from the Ministry of Sport, the private sector, tertiary institutions, and law enforcement.

 

 

 

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