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Under pressure JADCO sets up anti-doping workshops for junior athletes

Published:Friday | February 14, 2014 | 12:32 PM

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has scheduled another four anti-doping workshops for junior athletes.

The next session will take place at G.C. Foster College in St Catherine on February 19, just a week after the first workshop was held.

That workshop was staged at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Downtown for athletes in Kingston and St Andrew and St Thomas.

The other anti-doping workshops will be held at Church Teachers' College in Manchester on February 26, The Wexford Hotel in St James on March 12 and Tropical Lagoon Resort in Portland on March 19.

Just recently, Kwame Gordon, the lawyer representing sprinters Sherone Simpson and Asafa Powell in their doping cases highlighted that JADCO was not doing enough to educate its athletes on anti-doping issues.

Document provided at the hearings of both athletes by Dr Paul Wright, the Doping Control Officer at JADCO, showed that no anti-doping seminars were held in Kingston and St Andrew for athletes in 2013.

Powell and Simpson are among five Jamaican athletes who tested positive for banned substances at the Jamaican Championship last year.


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