Minister Neita Headley Reiterates Government’s Commitment to Integrity in Sport

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  • Government’s longstanding and relentless commitment to integrity in sport
  • JADCO has implemented a rigorous and robust testing programme
  • JADCO has demonstrated that it is achieving its mandate

The Minister without Portfolio (Sport) Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has reiterated the Government’s longstanding and relentless commitment to integrity in sport and to the maintenance of a doping free sporting environment.

Minister Neita Headley said the commitment of government has been clearly demonstrated since 2003-4 with the establishment of a Task Force on Anti-Doping in Sport in Jamaica. This was followed by the enactment of the Anti-Doping in Sport Act of 2008 and the establishment of JADCO.

As a result of the positive response of the Government and the full support of all our sporting stakeholders, JADCO has implemented a rigorous and robust testing programme for in and out of competition as well as public education for all who participate or wish to participate in sport. It is clear from the Eight Hundred and Sixty (860) tests conducted by JADCO since 2009 that JADCO has demonstrated that it is achieving its mandate.

As we continue to encourage and support our athletes in their pursuit of excellence in sport, we stand firmly in our resolve that high quality performance and excellence can be achieved from talent, training and hard work.

The Government remains committed to the development of sport at all levels and acknowledges the value of sport in promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being among its people while serving as a vehicle for achieving its development goals.

Contact: Communications Unit-OPM
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Email: opm.news@opm.gov.jm

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