Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) on Jamaica Anti-Doping Programmes

The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) has noted with much consternation, media statements attributed to the work of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). These statements came in the wake of a high-profiled publication of adverse analytical findings against celebrated Jamaican athletes.

{FILE IMAGE} Steve R. Stoute, Chairman of CANOC regrets these statements could cast aspirations on Jamaican athletes who compete with outstanding success in the international arena, even as recently as IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia and who are the source of much pride and dignity not only to the Caribbean Olympic community but to all our citizens.

{FILE IMAGE} Steve R. Stoute, Chairman of CANOC regrets these statements could cast aspirations on Jamaican athletes who compete with outstanding success in the international arena, even as recently as IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia and who are the source of much pride and dignity not only to the Caribbean Olympic community but to all our citizens.

We have had the benefit of reading a statement issued by JADCO on August 24th, 2013 in which substantial data on its testing activities in 2013 have been made public. The data is quite impressive. Also we are aware that Jamaica’s top athletes are frequently tested both in and out of competition under the international federation’s testing regime. This testing is independent of JADCO.

CANOC warmly welcomes the opportunity to pay tribute to our member NOC and the athletes of Jamaica for their splendid performances around the world. CANOC assures both the NOC and its athletes, of continued support.

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