Statement by the Honourable Natalie Neita Headley on Doping Allegations


Jamaica through its Anti-Doping Agency, JADCO has consistently had a rigorous programme for in and out of competition testing while providing public education for all who participate or wish to participate in sport, including at the high school level. The rigour of this programme is not new and it is clearly effective as it is from our own testing protocol that the adverse findings in these A-Samples have been revealed.

As a Government we have had to adhere to the rules governing the notification of the athletes whose A-Samples have returned Adverse Analytical Findings following testing at the National Junior and Senior Championships in June.

We stand by all our athletes and value the significant contributions they make toward engendering national pride. However, as a country we reiterate the importance of integrity in sport, fairplay, and the maintenance of a doping free sporting environment.”

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