JADCO must face up to faults
THE EDITOR, Sir:"Not ideal" has to be the understatement of the year.
Would someone get the data out at your paper and stand up for Renée Anne Shirley? There is a
From WADA's online report for 2012 testing, http://www. wada-ama.org/Documents/ Resources/Testing-Figures/ WADA-2012-Anti-Doping-Testing-Figures-Report-EN.pdf
Compare the 106 JADCO tests to the US Anti-Doping Agency's 4,051 (2,279 track and field). Or the Russians: 15,854; the Chinese: 10,066; German: 8,077; Italian: 6,794; British: 5,971; Australian: 4,956; Indian: 4,051.
Jamaica's 106 were five more than Malta's, two more than Slovenia's, nine fewer than Iceland's. Who is making a serious effort to catch the cheaters?
Also, consider the number of athletes in track & field for Jamaica versus the US at the last Olympics: 47 vs 125. Admittedly, the US probably has more depth of elites at each event, but
Is Dr Herb Elliott's "adequate" a responsible answer? Not to mention the conflict of interest as a former
I treasure our track heroes and I'm sure Shirley does also, but Jamaica MUST have a respectable testing
Someone in Jamaica's Government needs to take responsibility and JADCO needs funding and new leadership.