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January 2018 | VOLUME 05 | ISSUE 01



2017 Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop Page 2

Meet the Directors – Claudette Jones Page 4

Therapeutic Use Exemption and You Page 6

Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes for the 2018 Prohibited List Page 7

JADCO and You Page 8

Dope Free Creative Corner Page 9

JADCO Out and About Page 10

(L-r) Nadia Vassell, Director of Technical Services, Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), discusses the benefits athletes can obtain from the recently published Nutrition Guide with Dr. Christine Fray-Aiken, Sports Nutritionist and one of the authors of the Nutrition Guide, Dr. Patrice Simmonds-Brooks, Medical Practitioner of Netball Jamaica and Ackeam Phillips, athlete, Jamaica Surfing Association. The occasion was the fourth annual Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) in Kingston on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Editorial Tabula Rasa is a Latin phrase often translated as blank slate. 2018 is a brand new year which provides an opportunity for a fresh start. At this time of the year many people make resolutions and put measures in place to improve their lives. Athletes and support personnel as you make your resolutions for the New Year we would like to encourage you all to make it a priority to capitalise on the opportunities provided by the Commission throughout 2018. Continued on page 2


Please be reminded that JADCO was created to serve Jamaican athletes. We test to ensure that there is a level playing field and we educate to provide both athletes and their support personnel with the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding anti-doping. If you reside overseas and are unable to attend one of the workshops which cater to your target audience, you can access information on the JADCO website at During 2017, JADCO distributed its recently published Nutrition Guide for Jamaican athletes and we will tell you more about this in this edition of the True Spirit Newsletter.

The Nutrition Guide can be accessed on the JADCO website by clicking on the following link: We will also tell you about the upcoming JADCO Symposium. We encourage athlete support personnel to attend this important event. The management and staff of JADCO wish you all the best for 2018 and we will continue to partner with you as we remain “Committed to the Fight Against Doping in Sport”. If you have queries or wish to share your feedback on this publication, send us an email at


Participants read the JADCO Nutrition Guide at the fourth annual Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission distributed its recently published Nutrition Guide to senior athletes at the fourth annual Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Nutrition Guide which focuses specifically on Jamaican food, provides a diet and hydration guide for Jamaican athletes.


Several senior athletes and their support personnel turned out to support the workshop, where they were educated about nutrition and the professional athlete, by one of the authors of the Nutrition Guide, Dr. Christine Fray-Aiken. Speaking at the workshop, Sports Nutritionist, Dr. Christine Fray-Aiken said, “Having a well-planned eating strategy is a sound investment and it is a less expensive

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strategy than taking supplements to get needed nutrients. Jamaican foods can provide all the nutrients that an athlete needs.” She further added, “There is no one-size-fits-all nutrition prescription. For athletes to perform optimally, they should be working closely with both their coach and Sports Nutritionist.” Athlete of Table Tennis Jamaica, Onika Francis said, “This is my first workshop and I learnt a lot of things about the nutrients and the best type of Jamaican foods to eat to keep the body in shape. I even learnt that your diet can be determined by the sport you play and I got more information about the importance of hydration and exercise.” Athlete of Jamaica Surfing Association, Ackeam Phillips, speaking at the event said, “The workshop was necessary and I am happy that I came. I learnt a lot today and when I go home I am going to ensure that I have a meeting with my surf group to share the information with them. If I was aware of this information when I just started surfing it would have made a big difference.”

Also speaking at the workshop, General Secretary of the Jamaica Badminton Association, Antonio Bell said, “A workshop of this nature is always necessary to inform athletes and federations of the changes that occur in anti-doping. I think federations should pay closer attention to workshops put on by JADCO because they are vital. I always learn new information whenever I attend the JADCO workshops and I try to impart this information to my federation.” He further added, “The presentation on nutrition and the professional athlete was beneficial, because it made the athletes aware of methods that they can use to keep their body in shape without relying on substances that can cause them to test positive.” The workshop included presentations on the functions and responsibilities of JADCO and the doping control process. Dr. Jodi-Ann Smith, a representative of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA), also delivered a presentation on the health consequences of doping.


MEET THE DIRECTORS - Ms. Claudette Jones 1. Tell us about your early life and your most memorable childhood experience. As a child my family lived at several places because of my father’s job, he worked with the government. I loved going to school. Summer holidays were most memorable we were carefree, we played a lot and ate a lot. 2. Tell us about your family. I am from a fairly large family which includes eight siblings, six girls and two boys. Both my parents are now deceased. We all had secondary education and have professional careers.

Claudette Jones Director at JADCO Ms. Claudette Jones is a member of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s Board of Directors and a retired lecturer from Church Teachers’ College in Manchester. She holds a Bachelors degree in Educational Administration and a Masters Degree in Sports Management. In 2015, Ms. Jones received the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution for Service to Education in Jamaica. In 2008, she also received the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance award in Japan. She is currently the President of the Jamaica Physical Education Association and has travelled widely both regionally and internationally representing Jamaica at conferences, workshops and seminars. She has also presented papers on aspects of physical education and sport and is an avid sport fan. True Spirit recently spoke with Ms. Jones and this is what she had to share with us:


3. What philosophy do you live by? Do the best that you can do all the time. 4. Greatest accomplishment to date. To date there has been no one accomplishment that I consider to be the greatest. Receiving a scholarship to study overseas was a great opportunity, as well as gaining my Masters Degree. I also consider getting the opportunity to travel to several countries representing Jamaica at national, regional and international conferences as a great accomplishment. 5. What sport do you enjoy playing or watching? As a sports person I enjoy watching several sports but enjoy playing badminton. 6. What is your vision for sport in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world? I hope that more children and young people will be given the opportunity to participate in and enjoy sports. I also hope that the abuse of drugs will be diminished so that all athletes can have a level playing field.

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7. What advice do you have for athletes and athlete support personnel in sport? I would like to encourage all athletes and support personnel to become more educated about all aspects of drug use and abuse. This way they will become more informed. I would also like them to capitalise on the opportunities available to provide them with information. 8. What is your vision for the Commission? My vision for the Commission is that, its high level of performance of its duties and responsibilities will cause the organisation to be well respected by the athletic fraternity

and the general public. 9. How will you use your education and experience to add value to the Commission? I will use every opportunity at my disposal to inform people about the work of the Commission, as well as to dispel myths that exist. 10. What would you say to athletes to encourage them to stay clean? It is important for athletes to know that to achieve their best, it requires hard work and dedication as they gradually make strides to achieve their goals.



THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION AND YOU and they are responsible for reviewing the athletes’ application and determining if the prescribed medication or method is appropriate for the athletes’ diagnosed condition. What is the process for obtaining a Therapeutic Use Exemption?

Dr. Kevin Jones Chairman of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee Dr. Kevin Jones is the Chairman of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Mandeville Regional Hospital and the current president of the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine (JASM). True Spirit recently had a discussion with Dr. Jones regarding Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). What is a Therapeutic Use Exemption? A Therapeutic Use Exemption is a medical certificate that gives an athlete permission to use medication that may contain a prohibited substance for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition. It also allows for the use of a prohibited method, such as a blood transfusion, when medically indicated. The individuals that determine whether an athlete will be granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption includes a panel of medical doctors. Most of these doctors are specialists in their own fields


To apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption, the athlete first needs to obtain an application form, which is usually available from JADCO, either from their website or their main office. Once the form is obtained it is completed by the athlete in conjunction with the treating medical physician. They must include on the form the diagnosis, along with the particular drug or method that is required to treat the diagnosed condition. When is a Therapeutic Use Exemption granted? Once an application is submitted to JADCO it is presented to the TUE Committee, who will then review the evidence and justification for using the prohibited substance or method. It usually takes about 21 days for a decision to be made to grant the Therapeutic Use Exemption. Points to remember: • Apply for your TUE at least 21 days before taking part in an event • Only in exceptional cases can a TUE be granted retroactively • Comply with the strict prescribed dosing regime • Declare the approved medication on the Doping Control Form when being tested

• Keep a copy of your TUE certificate available at all times • TUE’s do expire, so be vigilant and ensure it is renewed when necessary The Committee can also revoke TUE certificates they have granted if the circumstances in which they were originally granted change.

Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes for the 2018 Prohibited List

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) The The World World Anti-Doping Anti-Doping Agency Agency (WADA) (WADA) waswas established established (e.g. drugs (e.g. drugs under under pre-clinical pre-clinic or in 1999 in recently 1999 as as an an international, international, independent independent agency agency or discontinued, or discontinued, designer designer drugs d published the 2018 Prohibited List composed composed and and funded funded equally equally by the by Sports the Sports Movement Movement only for only for veterinary veterinary use)use) is prohi is p and and Governments Governments of the of world. theeffect world. Its key Its activities key activities include include 1, 2018. The which took on January S1 S1 ANABOLIC ANABOLIC AGENTS AGEN scientific scientific research, research, education, education, developing developing of anti-doping of anti-doping capacities capacities and and monitoring monitoring of the of the World World Anti-Doping Anti-Doping of the World Prohibited List is the foundation Anabolic agents agents are prohibited. are prohib Code Code (Code) (Code) – the – document the document harmonizing harmonizing anti-doping anti-doping Anabolic Anti-Doping policies policies in allinsport all sport and and all countries. all Code countries. and is vital in acquiring 1. ANABOLIC 1. ANABOLIC ANDROGENIC ANDROGENI ST The The Jamaica Jamaica Anti-Doping Anti-Doping Commission Commission (JADCO) (JADCO) is is policies a. Exogenous* a. Exogenous* AAS,AAS, including: includ consistency to anti-doping and the the National National Anti-Doping Anti-Doping Organization Organization designated designated by by 1-Androstenediol 1-Androstenediol (5α-androst(5α-andr the Government the regulations Government of Jamaica of Jamaica as the as agency the agency responsible responsible within sport organisations and 1-Androstenedione (5α-androst (5α-and for regulating for regulating and and controlling controlling doping doping in sport. in sport. JADCO JADCO 1-Androstenedione 1-Androsterone (3α-hydroxy-5α (3α-hydrox governments worldwide. The List1-Androsterone is updated has has several several functions functions including including creating creating anti-doping anti-doping 1-Testosterone (17β-hydroxy-5 (17β-hydro rules, rules, disseminating disseminating information, information, implementing implementing public public 1-Testosterone 4-Hydroxytestosterone 4-Hydroxytestosterone (4,17β(4,1 annually following extensive consultation education education programmes programmes and and testing testing athletes. athletes. en-3-one); en-3-one); Bolandiol Bolandiol (estr-4-ene-3β,17β-d (estr-4-ene-3β,1 facilitated by WADA. SUBSTANCES SUBSTANCES & METHODS & METHODS Bolasterone; Bolasterone; Calusterone; Calusterone; PROHIBITED PROHIBITED AT ALL ALL TIMES TIMES Clostebol; Clostebol;List, With theATrecently published Prohibited (IN-(INAND AND OUT-OF-COMPETITION) OUT-OF-COMPETITION) Danazol Danazol ([1,2]oxazolo[4’,5’:2,3]p ([1,2]oxazolo[4’,5’:2 IN ACCORDANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE ARTICLE OF THE OF a THE WORLD WORLD 17α-ol); 17α-ol); WADAWITH also published Summary of Major ANTI-DOPING ANTI-DOPING CODE, CODE, ALL ALL PROHIBITED PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES SUBSTANCES Dehydrochlormethyltestosteron Dehydrochlormethyltestost Modifications Explanatory SHALL SHALL BE CONSIDERED BE CONSIDERED AS “SPECIFIED ASand “SPECIFIED SUBSTANCES” SUBSTANCES” Notes. hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta hydroxy-17α-methylandr EXCEPT EXCEPT SUBSTANCES SUBSTANCES IN CLASSES IN CLASSES S1, S2, S1, S4.4, S2, S4.4, S4.5,S4.5, Desoxymethyltestosterone Desoxymethyltestosterone (17 S6.A, S6.A, ANDAND PROHIBITED PROHIBITED METHODS METHODS M1, M1, M2 AND M2 AND M3. M3. 2-en-17β-ol); 2-en-17β-ol); Click on the link below for more Drostanolone; information Drostanolone; Ethylestrenol Ethylestrenol (19-norpregna-4(19-norpregn PROHIBITED PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES SUBSTANCES on this: Fluoxymesterone; Fluoxymesterone; Formebolone; Formebolone; S0 S0 NON-APPROVED NON-APPROVED SUBSTANCES SUBSTANCES Furazabol Furazabol (17α-methyl (17α-methyl [1,2,5]ox [1,2 androstan-17β-ol); androstan-17β-ol); Any Any pharmacological pharmacological substance substance which which is not is not Gestrinone; Gestrinone; addressed addressed by any by any of the of subsequent the subsequent sections sections of the of the files/prohibited_list_2018_summary_of_ Mestanolone; Mestanolone; List and List and withwith no current no current approval approval by any by any governmental governmental Mesterolone; Mesterolone; regulatory regulatory health health authority authority for human for human therapeutic therapeutic use use modifications_en.pdf

19-Norandrostenedione 19-Norandrostenedione 19-Norandrostenedione (estr-4-ene-3,17-dione); (estr-4-ene-3,17-dione); (estr-4-ene-3,17-dione); Androstanolone Androstanolone Androstanolone (5α-dihydrotestosterone, (5α-dihydrotestosterone, (5α-dihydrotestosterone, 17β-hydroxy17β-hydroxy17β-hydroxy5α-androstan-3-one); 5α-androstan-3-one); 5α-androstan-3-one); Androstenediol Androstenediol Androstenediol (androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol); (androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol); (androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol); Androstenedione Androstenedione Androstenedione (androst-4-ene-3,17-dione); (androst-4-ene-3,17-dione); (androst-4-ene-3,17-dione); Boldenone; Boldenone; Boldenone; Boldione Boldione Boldione (androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione); (androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione); (androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione); Nandrolone Nandrolone Nandrolone (19-nortestosterone); (19-nortestosterone); (19-nortestosterone); Prasterone Prasterone Prasterone (dehydroepiandrosterone, (dehydroepiandrosterone, (dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA, DHEA, DHEA, 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one); 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one); 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one); Testosterone; Testosterone; Testosterone; and and and their their their metabolites metabolites metabolites and and and isomers, isomers, isomers, including including including butbut but not limited not limited not limited to:to:to: 3β-Hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one; 3β-Hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one; 3β-Hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one; 5α-Androst-2-ene-17-one; 5α-Androst-2-ene-17-one; 5α-Androst-2-ene-17-one; 5α-Androstane-3α,17α-diol; 5α-Androstane-3α,17α-diol; 5α-Androstane-3α,17α-diol; 5α-Androstane-3α,17β-diol; 5α-Androstane-3α,17β-diol; 5α-Androstane-3α,17β-diol; 5α-Androstane-3β,17α-diol; 5α-Androstane-3β,17α-diol; 5α-Androstane-3β,17α-diol; 5α-Androstane-3β,17β-diol; 5α-Androstane-3β,17β-diol; 5α-Androstane-3β,17β-diol; 5β-Androstane-3α,17β-diol; 5β-Androstane-3α,17β-diol; 5β-Androstane-3α,17β-diol; 7α-Hydroxy-DHEA; 7α-Hydroxy-DHEA; 7α-Hydroxy-DHEA; 7β-Hydroxy-DHEA; 7β-Hydroxy-DHEA; 7β-Hydroxy-DHEA; 4-Androstenediol 4-Androstenediol 4-Androstenediol (androst-4-ene-3β, (androst-4-ene-3β, (androst-4-ene-3β, 17β-diol); 17β-diol); 17β-diol); 5-Androstenedione 5-Androstenedione 5-Androstenedione (androst-5-ene-3,17-dione); (androst-5-ene-3,17-dione); (androst-5-ene-3,17-dione);

Epi-dihydrotestosterone; Epi-dihydrotestosterone; Epi-dihydrotestosterone; Epitestosterone; Epitestosterone; Epitestosterone; Etiocholanolone. Etiocholanolone. Etiocholanolone. 2. 2. OTHER 2.OTHER OTHER ANABOLIC ANABOLIC ANABOLIC AGENTS AGEN AGE Including, Including, Including, butbut not butnot limited notlimited limited to:to Clenbuterol, Clenbuterol, Clenbuterol, selective selective selective androge andro andr (SARMs, (SARMs, (SARMs, e.g.e.g. e.g. andarine, andarine, andarine, LGD-40 LGDLGD RAD140), RAD140), RAD140), tibolone, tibolone, tibolone, zeranol zeranol zeranol and and and zilpatero zilpate zilpa

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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 broadcast on Television Jamaica on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. JADCO and You will be aired on the following radio stations on Thursday, January 25, 2018. 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: Representatives of Ocho Rios High School We nuh need no dope fi cope. Wi a real real real athlete wi nuh need no dope fi cope. Fair play wi a seh all di way. We nuh need no dope fi cope. Honesty is the best policy. Dat mi granny always tell mi. So mi would a never use dope fi cope. Mi nuh need no dope so mi can cope. Mi nuh waan see nuh drugs mi nuh waan see no coke. No marijuana mi nuh have no time fi smoke. Mi just train hard and have my hope. We don’t need no dope to cope. Represenatatives of Ocho Rios High School sang this jingle during the final in the 2017 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops. The event took place at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa in St. Ann on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. If you have a creative piece that you would like to be published in the next True Spirit newsletter, send an email to


JADCO OUT and ABOUT JUNIOR ATHLETES ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS The first in the 2017 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Wednesday, October 4. On this occasion, the winners of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission Poster Competition were awarded. Kadhia Pryce, a fifth form student at Montego Bay High School, received the top prize of $30,000 and a trophy. Rushaéѐ Alexander, of Hydel High School walked away with $20,000 and a trophy for placing second in the competition and Kiana Atkinson, also of Montego Bay High School was awarded $15,000 and a plaque for third place. Rhordann Kildare of Glenmuir High School and Kayla Brooks, also of Hydel High School, walked away with fourth and fifth place prizes respectively. The competition ran from October 12, 2016 to April 28, 2017 and was open to students from secondary

schools across the island. Three additional workshops were held during the month of October at the Golf View Hotel in Manchester on Thursday, October 12, The Wexford Hotel in St. James on Wednesday, October 18 and at The Cardiff Hotel and Spa in St. Ann on Wednesday, October 25. Over 400 student athletes and their support personnel from schools across Jamaica, participated in the series of workshops which were being held for the fourth consecutive year. They were provided with values-based education, as well as information on the role and responsibilities of JADCO and the doping control process. Representatives of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA), also delivered presentations on the Health Consequences of Doping. See highlights of the workshops below.

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Winners of the JADCO Poster Competition, Kadhia Pryce, (2nd right), Montego Bay High School, Rushaé Alexander (r), Hydel High School, Kiana Atkinson (c), Montego Bay High School, Rhordann Kildare (l), Glenmuir High School and Kayla Brooks (2nd left), Hydel High School pose for our lenses after collecting their prizes at an award ceremony, which was held during the first of the 2017 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.



(L-r) Nadia Vassell, Director of Technical Services, JADCO, discusses the Prohibited List with Dr. Phillip Coombs, a representative of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) and Kavia Francis and Kobe Simpson, both athletes of Manchester High School. The occasion was the second in the 2017 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops, held for athletes and support personnel from schools in Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth at the Golf View Hotel in Manchester on Thursday, October 12, 2017.


Vanessa Reid-Ledford, (r) Director of Communication and Education, JADCO, discusses the spirit of sport values with Sean Rhooms, (second right) Coach, Cornwall College, Daniel Lawrence (l) and Owayne Owens, (second left) both athletes of Cornwall College. The occasion was the third in the 2017 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops held at The Wexford Hotel in St. James on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.



Teachers participate in a dancing competition at the Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education workshop which was held at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa in St. Ann on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. This workshop was the final one in the 2017 series.

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