Jamaica tells WADA its audit is “inconvenient”

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has told the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that an audit would be “inconvenient” this month, proposing next year as a suitable date for an investigation.

WADA’s proposed audit was revealed earlier this week, following JADCO’s reported testing failings ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. However, a JADCO statement said that the world governing body expressed its intentions to visit in October in a letter dated September 19.

The statement read: “JADCO responded to WADA on September 30 expressing that the proposed date, though timely, was inconvenient as there were several competing activities leading up to the end of the year, including JADCO’s participation in the upcoming WADA Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in November.

“In addition, three of the five hearings for the recent Adverse Analytic Findings will be conducted during December. Instead, JADCO proposed that the visit occur in January 2014. JADCO still awaits further correspondence from WADA as to the suitability of this proposed date.”