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WADA threatens Jamaica with Olympic expulsion
« on: August 24, 2013, 02:31:15 AM »
WADA threatens Jamaica with Olympic expulsion
T&T Express Reports
Story Created: Aug 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM ECT


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has threatened to expel Jamaica from the next Olympics and other major competitions if it refuses to address shortcomings highlighted by a senior ex-employee.
WADA director general David Howman Wednesday night urged the Portia Simpson Miller government to investigate claims by the former executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission that its drugs-testing programme was inadequate.
“Our normal approach if we have issues falling into the category of either complaint or concern is to try to work with the particular signatory—in this case the NADA [national anti-doping agency]—and remedy it,” Howman said.
“If nothing happens, we can ask our board to declare any of the signatories non-compliant and that has implications as to whether teams from the country would be admitted into various events”.
Renee Anne Shirley had accused Jamaica’s politicians and administrators of ignoring her warnings that the positive tests returned by Asafa Powell and four other athletes were a “disaster” waiting to happen, saying: “They believe Jamaica does not have a problem.”
Howman warned that if the country refused to take its responsibilities seriously, WADA could deem Jadco non-compliant with the WADA code, which could have dire consequences for the country’s elite athletes, including world record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt.
“We report the non-compliance to people who can then consider whether other sanctions ought to follow,” said Howman.
“That would be the IOC [International Olympic Committee] and IAAF [International Association of Athletics Federations] and so on.”
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Re: WADA threatens Jamaica with Olympic expulsion
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 09:54:45 AM »
Didn't Carl Lewis in a nutshell say the same thing and people say he was hating  on Bolt?


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Re: WADA threatens Jamaica with Olympic expulsion
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 11:13:27 AM »
If WADA wants to expel Jamaica, they might as well threaten to expel most of the European, Mid-Eastern, North African countries as well.

WADA, IAAF, IOC need to get off their behinds and accept accountability in this process to help/guide/consult these countries to improve their capabilities.

Just criticizing from afar and being selective is not good enough. This year the US had as many failed tests, so why aren't they threatening them. Something has to be done but leaving it to small countries with limited resources, then criticizing them for failing is not a responsible move.

Usual case of defecating on the "small" country where convenient to deflect blame and accountability.


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