Entire JADCO board resigns after WADA report

All eleven members of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) board have resigned following a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

A WADA team reviewed JADCO’s operations at the end of October after the body was accused of having an insufficient testing programme. JADCO is now implementing WADA’s recommendations in its post-audit report, which includes a restructuring of the body.

Sports minister Natalie Neita Headley said: “Quite recently, JADCO’s commissioners met and acknowledged that there is a public perception of the existence of conflicts of interests among some of the members of the Commission. 

“The commissioners have taken a decision, in the national interest and in order to facilitate the re-structuring of JADCO, to tender their resignations which will take effect on December 31, 2013. The prime minister respects the decision of the commissioners and has accepted their resignations.”