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JADCO appoints new executive director
2013-10-25 07:19:14 | (0 Comments)
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has employed a new executive director.
He is Carey Brown, a chemist employed by the Ministry of Youth and Culture.
The appointment came just a few days before a three-member team from the World Anti-Doping Agency visits the country to conduct an extraordinary audit of the commission’s drug testing programme.
Brown replaces Renee Anne Shirley, who resigned from the post nine months ago.
Four-time Olympian Cathy Rattray Samuel acted in the position from May until mid-August this year.
JADCO has been facing intense pressure from WADA since the former head spoke to Sports Illustrated about Jamaica’s lack of drug testing two months ago.
Shirley spoke out after five Jamaicans produced adverse findings in July, including former 100-metre record holder Asafa Powell, who denied knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Following Shirley’s revelations, WADA director general warned Jamaica risked expulsion from the Olympics and World Championships by the International Olympic Committee and International Association of Athletics Federations if it failed to address Shirley’s concerns.
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