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Doping Control Officers Updated

Representatives from eight Pacific island countries were briefed on the ills of using performance enhancement substances for sports. This was during the doping control officers’ conference yesterday in Nadi in
11 May 2015 09:48
Doping Control Officers Updated

Representatives from eight Pacific island countries were briefed on the ills of using performance enhancement substances for sports.

This was during the doping control officers’ conference yesterday in Nadi in preparation for 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby on July 4-18.

Doping control officers from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and New Caledonia were present.

Oceania regional Anti-Doping Organisation executive officer Natanya Potoi Ulia said the training was timely.

“This is not only for the Pacific Games, the work continues after that because we need to be consistent,” she said.

“There’s a new world anti-doping code and it’s very important that while we prepare for the Pacific Games we also need to be up to date with the new code .”

She commended the Fijian Government’s efforts to assist anti-doping bodies.

“The Fijian Government has given $30,000 to run education programmes. Wth the Youth Common wealth Games in Samoa on September 5-12 we’re looking at conducting more testing or doping control programmes.”

 

 

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