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Review age for anti-doping tests in schools - Senator

Published:Sunday | December 21, 2014 | 10:01 AM

Trade unionist and Opposition senator Kavan Gayle says the time has come for Jamaica to review the age at which drug testing is introduced in school sporting programmes.



Gayle says this has become necessary because the increased competition among student athletes have placed them under pressure to perform. Some of this pressure, he asserts, comes from coaches who are seeking glory for their institutions.



As a result, he says it is necessary to undertake the review that will establish the age at which doping tests should be introduced in schools.



Gayle was speaking in the Senate on Friday during the debate on the Anti-Doping in Sports 2014 bill, which was passed into law.



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