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  • The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has signalled its readiness for the revised World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and International Standards that takes effect on January 1, 2015.
  • Speaking with JIS News, Executive Director for JADCO, Carey Brown, said that the agency is currently preparing its new anti-doping rules for completion before the end of the year.
  • Mr. Brown also said that stakeholders will be sensitized about the new rules early next year.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has signalled its readiness for the revised World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and International Standards that takes effect on January 1, 2015.

Speaking with JIS News, Executive Director for JADCO, Carey Brown, said that the agency is currently preparing its new anti-doping rules for completion before the end of the year.

“We are currently working on our Anti-Doping rules that come into effect on January 1 and we are very close to the finish line. We should have our rules before the end of this year and have them published and gazette, so that we will be compliant,” he said.

Mr. Brown also said that stakeholders will be sensitized about the new rules early next year.

To comply with the new WADA code, Jamaica’s Anti-Doping in Sports Act of 2008 will be repealed to introduce the new Anti-Doping Act of 2014.

Among other things the new Act seeks to increase JADCO’s jurisdiction to include athlete support personnel and athletes who are visiting, training or competing in Jamaica.

It also seeks to replace the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel with the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel to underscore its separation from JADCO; and replace the Jamaica Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal with the Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal.

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