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  • The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is currently updating its rules to meet the requirements of the revised World Anti-Doping Code, which comes into effect on January 1, 2015.
  • This was disclosed by Executive Director of the JADCO, Carey Brown, during a press conference held on Thursday, September 4, at the Office of the Prime Minister.
  • Mr. Brown said the revised code will see the implementation of longer periods of ineligibility for cheats.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is currently updating its rules to meet the requirements of the revised World Anti-Doping Code, which comes into effect on January 1, 2015.

This was disclosed by Executive Director of the JADCO, Carey Brown, during a press conference held on Thursday, September 4, at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Brown said the revised code will see the implementation of longer periods of ineligibility for cheats, and the sanctioning of athlete support personnel or others in the athlete’s entourage, who violate anti-doping rules or facilitate breaches of the anti-doping code.

“Whereabouts violation will now be administered if three missed test and/or filing failures are incurred within a 12-month period,” he stated.

Mr. Brown added that the revised anti-doping code will result in increased focus on prevention and value-based education, as well as changes to the therapeutic use exemption mutual recognition arrangement.

“There will be greater emphasis on the use of investigation and intelligence gathering in the day-to-day operations of anti-doping organisations. The new code also incentivizes cooperation by persons, who are accused of committing doping violations,” Mr. Brown said.

He noted that JADCO will keep the communications line open so as to ensure that all its stakeholders are fully aware of the changes.

JADCo is the local anti-doping organisation responsible for the execution of Jamaica’s anti-doping programme. For the period January to July 2014, the Commission conducted 122 in-competition and 95 out of competition tests.

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