Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange, says there’s no written record at the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, JADCO, that says competing athletes shouldn’t be tested twice during a 24-hour period.
Her comments come following the World Athletics’ decision to reject the world record set by Jamaica’s female U20 4x100m relay at the 2022 Carifta Games held at the National Stadium recently.
The world record was rejected because one of the four female athletes was not tested on the day of the race.
JADCO has maintained that they were following best practice by not testing the athlete who had done a test the day before.
However, Minister Grange told our news centre there’s no written record of a 24-hour testing rule at JADCO.
She says its unclear whether that practice was carried over from the previous administration of JADCO.
In the meantime, Minister Grange apologised to the four female athletes.
Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports.
She was speaking on Nationwide’s This Morning with Wayne Walker and Tauna Thomas.