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Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission
About Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) was formally established in 2008 to execute the national anti-doping programme, in accordance with the standards stipulated by the international governing body, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). JADCO is responsible for ensuring that all athletes comply with the World Anti-Doping Code, which is the document that harmonises regulations regarding anti-doping across all sport and all countries of the world.
The main functions of JADCO include the deterrence of doping through communication and education initiatives, the detection of doping through testing activities and investigations and the enforcement of anti-doping rules, by presenting cases of possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) to the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.
JADCO is funded by the Government of Jamaica and is governed by a Board of Directors, which is appointed by the Minister of Sport. The Board of Directors appoint an Executive Director, who oversees four divisions: Human Resource Management and Administration, Finance and Accounts,Technical Services and Communication and Education.