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WADA president set for JA visit

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Sir Craig Reedie, will be arriving in the island on February 20, 2015 on an official visit at the invitation of the President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Michael Fennell. He will be accompanied by his wife, Lady Rosemary.

On Monday, February 23, he will have a joint meeting with the board of directors of the JOA and the board of directors and the executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, at which an update on the status of the anti-doping in Jamaica and the planned activities for 2015 and 2016 will be presented.


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Also planned is a courtesy call from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Natalie Neita-Headley, minister with responsibility for sport.

On Tuesday, February 24, the JOA will host a press conference at 11:30 a.m. at its offices, at which Sir Craig will talk about his impressions of Jamaica's Anti-Doping programme and the worldwide situation.

"This is indeed a most welcome visit from the head of WADA, and we will seize the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to doping free sport in Jamaica," Fennell said.

Sir Craig and Lady Rosemary will depart the island on February 24.