Cayman hosts first local anti-doping workshop

| 07/08/2011

(CNS):  The newly formed Medical & Anti-Doping Commission, a sub-committee of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, is to host the first ever anti-doping workshop in Cayman next month. Geared towards athletes, coaches, trainers, administrators, and teachers the workshop will cover the latest information regarding anti-doping and how to make healthy decisions. Organisers said the goal was to educate, promote and inspire the fight against doping in sport. MADC was formed under the leadership of Donald McLean, Cayman Islands Olympic Committee president who said the workshop was the first step to Cayman becoming a regional leader in the struggle against drugs in sport.

"This workshop will serve as a stepping stone to introducing Cayman as a leader in the Caribbean in the fight against doping in sport.” said McLean.  "Doping in sport is a continuous struggle for athletes, coaches and administrators. This workshop is the perfect start to educating our athletes and their support systems around them, ensuring that the Cayman Islands continue plays fair and true.”

The free, one day workshop will be held on Saturday 10 September by Neil Murrell, the Deputy Director of Sports, National Spots Council in Barbados.  Members of the Commission will also be speaking, including Dr. Ruthlyn Pomares, the Senior Doping Control Officer in Cayman. 
The Medical & Anti-Doping Commission encourages anyone interested in participating to contact Jessica Wolfenden via email –

The Medical & Anti-Doping Commission works to oversee all anti-doping education and programs in the Cayman Islands.  They work to develop educational programs and initiatives to educate athletes, as well as the public to uphold the integrity of sport and make healthy life choices.

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