APRIL 2018 I VOLUME 05 I ISSUE 02
INSIDE 2018 JADCO Symposium
JADCO DISCUSSES THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION WITH ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL AT ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Meet the Directors page 4
2018 JADCO School Tour page 5
Anti-Doping STANDARD for the 2018 Commonwealth Games page 9
JADCO and You page 10
Dope Free Creative Corner page 11
JADCO Out and About page 12
Alexander Williams (2nd right), Chairman, Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) and Dr. Kevin Jones (r), Chairman of JADCOâ€™s Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) discuss the benefits of athletes acquiring a Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificate with Howard Bell (2nd left), General Manager of the Jamaica Football Federation National Teams and Adrienne Anderson (l), of the Nurses Association of Jamaica. The occasion was the fourth annual JADCO Symposium, held for athlete support personnel at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) in Kingston on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Editorial It is no secret that athletes get ill occasionally, after all, they are mere mortals. Therefore, it is necessary for athletes with legitimate medical conditions to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). An athlete, who does not have a Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificate (TUEC), runs the risk of being sanctioned for using a prohibited substance or method to treat a legitimate medical condition. We will tell you more about the TUEC and other recent activities in this edition of the True Spirit.
JADCO would like to encourage athletes and support personnel to remember the importance of the TUE as well as the process involved in obtaining a TUEC. Always remember the onus is on every member of the team to play fair. If you have queries or wish to share your feedback on this publication, send an email to email@example.com.
2018 JADCO SYMPOSIUM Vanessa Reid-Ledford (r), Director of Communication and Education, Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), discusses the importance of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) with Bruce James (2nd right), President of the MVP Track and Field Club, Kirk Finnikin (2nd left), Business Development Manager at the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and Ricardo Panton (l), Manager of Jamaica’s Men’s Hockey Team. The occasion was the fourth annual JADCO Symposium, held for athlete support personnel at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) in Kingston on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) highlighted the importance of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) at the fourth annual JADCO Symposium, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) in Kingston on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The symposium was held under the theme, “Therapeutic Use Exemption and You.” The Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is a certificate that allows an athlete to use a prohibited substance or method for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition. Speaking at the symposium, Chairman of JADCO, Alexander Williams said, “We are aware of the fact that athletes experience illnesses occasionally and obtaining a TUE will reduce the likelihood of them receiving a sanction for a legitimate medical condition. Therefore, the mission of the JADCO team today, is to engage in dialogue with our stakeholders, to highlight the important role you play in guiding the athletes when they apply for a TUE.”
Guest speaker at the symposium, Dr. Kevin Jones, Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC), shared on the theme, “Therapeutic Use Exemption and You”. His presentation stressed the importance of the TUE which is a critical component in the fight against doping in sport. He said, “Jamaica has too many world class athletes, in multiple sports, at all levels, all over the island, for us to remain ignorant about the use of drugs in sport and the need for a TUE when a prohibited drug or method is required to treat an athlete.” He further added, “Since any member of an athlete’s entourage can be found culpable when an athlete tests positive for a prescribed banned substance, it is imperative that all individuals associated with an athlete, educate themselves about the use of prescribed medications and how to apply for the required TUE.”
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Also speaking at the symposium, President of the MVP Track and Field Club, Bruce James said, “I am very pleased that JADCO had this symposium today, to empower the sporting fraternities throughout Jamaica with information on the Therapeutic Use Exemption. It is good to share this information with athlete support personnel because they play a crucial role in ensuring that athletes comply with the anti-doping rules.” He further added, “I was particularly impressed with the presentation by Dr. Kevin Jones, as I believe people need a lot more information on the Therapeutic Use Exemption. I have been the President of the MVP Track and Field Club for over fifteen years, as a result, I am familiar with most of the information that was presented here today, but the reinforcement is always good. I am very happy that JADCO had this symposium and they need to continue to get this information out to all the persons involved in sports in Jamaica.” Also speaking at the symposium, Pharmacy Inspector of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica, Aleena Langlay said, “The JADCO Symposium is an excellent reminder of the role and function of JADCO in safeguarding the standard of our sport
and the spirit of competition. The Symposium provided practical and useful information which can be used to enhance service delivery and compliance on the part of all pharmacists. The promotion of the 2018 Prohibited List and exposure to the Therapeutic Use Exemption, as well as the insight into the sample collection procedure has been an eye opener for me. I am happy that I was invited to this event.” Approximately 80 athlete support personnel attended the symposium, including members of sporting associations and federations, professional groups, school principals, coaches and sport administrators. The objective of the symposium was to help athlete support personnel understand the importance of the TUE and the process that athletes have to follow to obtain a TUE certificate, to avoid receiving an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. The symposium included presentations on the functions and responsibilities of JADCO and the doping control process. The next JADCO Symposium will be held during January 2019.
MEET THE DIRECTORS - mr. Peter Chin 2. Tell us about your family. I am the second child of four for my parents. We lived in Spanish Town but I was schooled in Kingston. I am married, with three children, all girls and they are all attending university.
3. What philosophy do you live by?
Director at JADCO
The philosophy which I live by is the values to maintaining a strong family is the way to build good communities and is the foundation to make a nation strong.
Mr. Peter A. Chin is a registered Pharmacist who currently holds the position of Managing Director for the Victory Drug Store as well as Harmony I Mine Limited, a limestone quarry prospecting for Ground Calcium Carbonate. He holds a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Marine Sciences with minors in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of the West Indies and a Diploma in Pharmacy from the University of Technology. Mr. Chin previously served on the board of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) from 2010 to 2011 as Chairman for the Policy and Technical Committee. He also served as Board Chairman for the Spanish Town High School. He still sits on the Board as the Deputy Chairman. True Spiritrecently spoke with Mr. Chin and this is what he had to share with us:
1. Tell us about your early life and your most memorable childhood experience.
4. What is your greatest accomplishment to date? My greatest accomplishment to date is steering my family and business through turbulent and uncertain times.
5. What sport do you enjoy playing or watching? I enjoy playing and watching tennis and football. I also enjoy sailing.
6. What is your vision for sport in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world? Sport produces heroes for young people to emulate. Excellence and proper attitude in our sportsmen and women will steer Jamaicans the right way. One day, I hope the Caribbean can host a sporting event such as the Olympics.
7. What advice do you have for athletes and athlete support personnel?
My parents and grandmother made sure I had more comfort and security than they had as children. They played a crucial role in shielding me from negative influences. This upbringing caused me to value trust and honesty as important virtues.
Athletes should focus on training and playing fair when competing and athlete support personnel should encourage athletes to play fair.
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8. What is your vision for the Commission? My vision for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission is for the organisation to be among the top anti-doping agencies in the world, capable of training and guiding agencies of other countries.
9. How will you use your education and experience to add value to the Commission?
professionally to plan, analyse and research in order to aid in the development of the Commission. 10. What would you say to athletes to encourage them to stay clean? I would tell athletes to trust JADCO to provide information and guidance to keep them and sport clean. By being clean, it gives athletes the pride to stand tall against any competitor in the world.
I will use my experiences gained academically and
2018 JADCO SCHOOL TOUR The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission started the first annual school tour in March of 2015, since then, the Commission has visited parishes such as Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Thomas and Clarendon. The objective of the JADCO School Tour is to share important anti-doping information with junior athletes and their support personnel. During the 2018 series of the JADCO School Tour we are focusing on the parish of Manchester between the months of February to April. The following are highlights of the schools we have already visited.
Mile Gully High School
(L-r) Vanessa Reid-Ledford, Director of Communication and Education, JADCO discusses JADCOâ€™s stance on the use of supplements with Tamoi Newell, Nurse of Mile Gully High School and student athletes Alecia Smith and Javel Coley, during the JADCO School Tour at Mile Gully High School on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
MAY DAY High School
(L-r) Shakiel Rochester, Public Relations and Education Officer at JADCO, discusses the importance of fair play with Rohan Hyman, Shelly-Ann Bartley and Garland Lawrence, all parents of student athletes at May Day High School, during the JADCO School Tour at May Day High School on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
CHRISTIANA High School
Colleen Cohen (r), Public Relations and Education Officer at JADCO, discusses the importance of fair play with Purline Taylor-Foster (l), Nurse of Christiana High School and student athletes Amoy Foster (2nd left) and Raldeno Forbes (2nd right), during the JADCO School Tour at Christiana High School on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
WINSTON JONES High School Winston Jones High School
Student athletes at Winston Jones High School endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign, during the JADCO School Tour at Winston Jones High School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
MANCHESTER High School Manchester High School
June Spence Jarrett (l), Interim Executive Director at JADCO, discusses the importance of fair play with Kadian Flemmings (r), Coach at Manchester High School and student athletes Kobe Simpson (2nd left) and Kavia Francis (2nd right), during the JADCO School Tour at Manchester High School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
ANTI-DOPING STANDARD FOR THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES Are you an athlete participating in the 2018 Commonwealth Games? If so, it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable of and comply with the Anti-Doping Standard established by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 ANTI-DOPING CHECKLIST ARE YOU READY? HERE IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION ON ANTI-DOPING THAT WILL HELP YOU AS YOU PREPARE TO COMPETE ON THE WORLD STAGE 1. TESTING PERIOD •All Commonwealth athletes are under the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI) from the day the Commonwealth Games begins (March 25, 2018) to the day of the closing ceremony (April 18, 2018) •Athletes can be tested anytime, anywhere during the period of the Games, whether in- or out-of-competition •In-Competition is the period commencing 12 hours before a competition in which an athlete is scheduled to participate through to the end of the competition and the sample collection process related to the particular competition •Out-of-Competition refers to any other period during an athlete’s participation in the Games NB: Competition means a single race, match, game or singular sport contest. 2. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Athletes selected for sample collection whether in- or out-of-competition have certain rights and responsibilities. Ensure you know yours. Rights: •To be accompanied by a representative and/or interpreter during the entire sample collection process •To request additional information regarding the sample collection process •To request modification to the sample collection process •To request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons, including: In-Competition Testing: •Participating in a medal ceremony •Fulfilment of media commitment •Cooling/Warming Down •Locating a representative and/or interpreter •Obtaining photo ID •Competing in further competitions •Obtaining necessary medical treatment •Any other exceptional circumstance which may be justified and approved by the Doping Control Officer (DCO)
Out-Of-Competition Testing: •Locating a representative •Completing a training session •Receiving necessary medical treatment •Obtaining photo ID •Any other exceptional circumstance which may be justified and approved by the Doping Control Officer (DCO)
Responsibilities: •To be knowledgeable of and comply with the Anti-Doping Standard established by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) •To produce appropriate identification •To comply with the sample collection procedures (Failure to do so could result in an Anti-Doping Rule Violation) •Remain within sight of the sample collection personnel throughout the doping control process •Report to the doping control station immediately unless delayed for valid reasons •To remain within direct observation of the DCO or Chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the sample collection procedure is completed 3. KNOW THE PROHIBITED LIST The Prohibited List is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA. •Ensure that you have a copy of the 2018 Prohibited List, specifying the substances and methods prohibited in-and out-of-competition. The 2018 List is valid from January 1 to December 31, 2018 •Remember the strict liability principle, which states that all athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance found in their sample, whether or not they intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance
4. FILING WHEREABOUTS •Athletes are still required to file and/or update their whereabouts information during their participation in the Commonwealth Games. The CGF requires that all athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games are available for Testing at all times throughout the period of the Games, March 25, 2018 to April 18, 2018 •Athletes must respect any time-limit imposed by the CGF for the provision of any information requested regarding their whereabouts during the Games •Upon the request of the CGF, athletes must directly provide information regarding their location during the period of the Games in the manner requested by the CGF NB: All rules governing whereabouts filing and missed tests are still applicable during the Commonwealth Games. 5. APPLYING FOR A TUE A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) allows an athlete to use a prohibited substance or method for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition. Athletes, it is your responsibility to find out whether any substance or method that you are using to treat an illness or condition is found on the 2018 Prohibited List. If so, you will need a TUE during the period of the Games. •It is customary for athletes to apply for a TUE at least 30 days before Major Games. It is recommended that if an athlete is required to use a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method and they do not already have a TUE, they should apply directly to the CGF Medical Commission TUEC especially in the case of an emergency
•TUEs granted by the CGF Medical Commission will be valid only during the period of the 2018 Commonwealth Games
6. DOPING IS COSTLY •Athletes who are deemed to have committed Anti-Doping Rule Violations during the Games will have the right to attend a hearing convened by the CGF’s Disciplinary Commission •Violations committed during the period of the Commonwealth Games can be sanctioned with any or all of the following depending on the circumstances: •Disqualification of results •Financial Sanction •Public Disclosure •Forfeiture of medals, points and other prizes •Disqualification from further competing in the Games •A period of ineligibility from sport All decisions are subject to appeal, which can be made to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Should any athlete or CGA representative wish to make a comment or complaint about the conduct of any part of the anti-doping process, they are invited to do so in writing, in person, or anonymously to the CGF Medical Commission Secretary by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can click on the link below to view the Anti-Doping Standard for the 2018 Commonwealth Games: https://thecgf.com/sites/default/files/2018-03/CGF-Anti-Doping-Standard.pdf
JADCO and You Television and Radio Programmes
JADCO and You, is a series of television and radio features which disseminates important information on anti-doping to the general public. The feature is aired quarterly on TVJ and monthly on 12 radio stations. The JADCO and You television programme will be aired on Television Jamaica on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:25 p.m. JADCO and You will also be aired on the following radio stations: Mello FM: 7:15 a.m. KLAS ESPN: 5:30 a.m. Irie FM: 1:40 p.m. Free I Radio: 11:30 a.m. Hot 102 FM: 5:55 a.m. Newstalk 93 FM: 4:55 p.m. Music 99 FM: 2:48 p.m. Suncity Radio: 12:35 p.m. Roots FM: 1:55 p.m. NCU FM: 5:50 a.m. TBC Radio: 10:00 p.m. Talk Jamaica Radio: 3:05 p.m.
To watch previously aired JADCO and You television programmes, tune in to PBC Jamaica Tuesdays to Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
DOPE FREE CREATIVE CORNER We Don’t Need Dope To Cope! By: Junior athletes from Mount Alvernia High School
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Doping doping doping Doping is not a joke ting As it start wear off, you start losing Doping can mash up yuh life If you don’t dope then you will strive Doping doping doping Doping doping doping Don’t dope…don’t dope Don’t dope Say no to doping and then you will start coping Don’t dope, play fair and then take care.
Junior athletes from Mount Alvernia High School sang this jingle during the third in the 2017 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops. The event took place at The Wexford Hotel in St. James on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. If you have a creative piece that you would like to be published in the True Spirit newsletter, send an email to email@example.com.
JADCO OUT and ABOUT JADCO remains committed to its mandate of educating athletes and their support personnel. Here are highlights of the education outreach activities that the Commission has facilitated since January 2018.
JADCO Supports Purewater/R. Danny Williams/Jamaica College Track and Field Invitational Development Meet
Student athletes from St. Elizabeth Technical High School endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign. The occasion was the Purewater/R. Danny Williams/ Jamaica College Track and Field Invitational Development Meet held at Jamaica College in Kingston on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
JADCO Supports Central Hurdles and Relays
Colleen Cohen (r), Public Relations and Education Officer at JADCO, presents a token to a senior athlete from G.C. Foster College who successfully completed the WADA Play True Quiz. The occasion was Central Hurdles and Relays held at G.C. Foster College in St. Catherine on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
JADCO Supports MILO Western Relays
Vanessa Reid-Ledford (standing), Director of Communication and Education at JADCO, supervises student athletes as they take the WADA Play True Quiz. The occasion was the MILO Western Relays held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St. James on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
JADCO Supports World Junior Tennis U14 Trials
Student athletes endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign. The occasion was the World Junior Tennis U14 Trials held at Tennis Jamaica in Kingston on Friday, February 23, 2018.
JADCO Supports the Jamaica International Badminton Tournament
Colleen Cohen (l), Public Relations and Education Officer at JADCO, presents a token to an athlete of Badminton Canada who successfully completed the WADA Play True Quiz. The occasion was the Jamaica International Badminton Tournament, held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
JADCO Supports UWI Mona Sports Day
The UWI Mona Commuting Pelicans endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign. The occasion was the UWI Mona Sports Day held at the UWI Mona Athletics Stadium on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
JADCO Supports UWI Mona Regional Disability Studies Conference
June Spence Jarrett (r), Interim Executive Director at JADCO and the Honourable Olivia Grange (l), Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (CGES) discuss the benefits of athletes acquiring a Therapeutic Use Exemption Certificate with Sylvia Grant from the Jamaica Paralympic Association. The occasion was The UWI Mona Regional Disability Studies Conference held at the UWI Mona Regional Headquarters on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
JADCO Supports the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships JADCO supported the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships, which was held at the National Stadium from Tuesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Leo, the Dope Patrol Officer and Champs mascot, Champsy endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign on the fourth day of the event.
Leo, the Dope Patrol Officer and student athletes from Calabar High School endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign on the final day of the event.
Leo, the Dope Patrol Officer and student athletes from Edwin Allen High School endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign on the final day of the event.
June Spence Jarrett (l), Interim Executive Director at JADCO, presents a token to a student athlete from St. Hildaâ€™s Diocesan High School who successfully completed the WADA Play True Quiz on the fourth day of the event.
Student athletes from St. Hildaâ€™s Diocesan High School pose for our lenses on the fourth day of the event.
Leo, the Dope Patrol Officer and spectators endorse the Say No To Doping Campaign on the final day of the event.
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