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The Director General of UNESCO, Mr. Koichiro Matsuura has lauded Jamaica for its fight against doping in sport.
“I have followed with considerable interest the passage of the Anti-Doping Act 2008 and the establishment of the Jamaican National Anti-Doping Commission,” Mr. Matsuura stated in a letter he sent to the Honourable Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister Information, Culture, Youth and Sports.
The UNESCO Director General said he strongly believed that the efforts to preserve doping free sport will serve as lasting legacy “for your recent athletes and the athletes of tomorrow.”
Minister Grange who read from Mr. Matsuura’s letter at a news conference today, brought attending journalists up to date with information on the International Congress on Sport for Peace and Development, which will be officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Honourable Bruce Golding at the University of Technology on Saturday afternoon at 4:30.
The Congress, which will run from 13th to 16th September 2008 at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston, is collaboration between MICYS and UNESCO.