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Tuitubou Backs Anti-Doping Initiative

He attended the 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport held in Hangzhou, China Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou backed the anti-doping initiative at a
26 May 2017 11:00
Tuitubou Backs Anti-Doping Initiative

He attended the 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport held in Hangzhou, China

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou backed the anti-doping initiative at a meeting in China because it would protect the rights of athletes and would increase the integrity of the industry.

“Such platforms and government-led initiatives will not only protect the rights of athletes but are instrumental in promoting the integrity and clean sporting behavior,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“It is strongly supported by the Fijian Government and we are in a process of passing our National Anti-Doping Act; which will establish Fiji’s Anti-Doping Agency formally.”

Mr Tuitubou said this recently at the 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport in Hangzhou, China.

Mr Tuitubou provided an update on Fiji’s progress on anti-doping policies in regards to sports at the meeting which was held on Monday and Tuesday.

“The Fijian Government ratified the UNESCO Convention Against Doping in Sports in 2010.”

He added that Fiji’s Cabinet had also endorsed the National Anti-Doping Policy.

“It is strongly supported by the Fijian Government and we are in a process of passing our National Anti-Doping Act; which will establish Fiji’s Anti-Doping Agency formally,” he said.

As a State Party to the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sports Mr Tuitubou also stated “that in compliance with the mandatory requirements of the Convention, Fiji has submitted its Code Compliance Questionnaire to the World Anti-Doping Agency.”

Fiji’s delegation to the Hangzhou meeting included: Mr Tuitubou, Director for Youth and Sports George Francis and Second Secretary from the Fiji’s Embassy in China, Amelia Cobona.

Source: DEPTFO News

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