BADC Operations Team Live on Air with Immediate Response

Pictured L to R: Petra Haven (BADC Executive Director), Spence Finlayson, Dominic Laing (BADC Doping Control Manager)

November 7, 2023

In a riveting episode of the Immediate Response radio and TV talk show, Spence Finlayson welcomed Petra Haven, the Executive Director of the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC), and Dominic Laing, the Doping Control Manager. The dynamic duo engaged in a thought-provoking discussion on the critical issues surrounding doping control in sports. Petra, whose commitment to clean sports is unparalleled, shared insights into the evolving landscape of anti-doping efforts and the pivotal role played by organizations like BADC in maintaining the integrity of competitive sports.

The conversation delved into the upcoming events in the world of sports and the significance of stringent doping control measures to ensure a level playing field for athletes. A notable highlight of the show was Petra Haven’s announcement of her selection as one of only 16 individuals globally for an exclusive educational program provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This recognition not only reflects Petra’s dedication to the cause but also underscores the international acclaim for BADC’s efforts in promoting clean sports. The trio emphasized the importance of education and collaboration in the fight against doping, reiterating the shared responsibility of athletes, sports organizations, and anti-doping agencies in upholding the principles of fair play and ethical competition.

Dominic Laing, the Doping Control Manager, brought a unique perspective to the conversation by shedding light on the intricacies of running the doping control program. With an unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards in anti-doping practices, Laing discussed the meticulous processes involved in sample collection, analysis, and the comprehensive protocols implemented to detect and deter doping in sports. His role as the Doping Control Manager highlighted the importance of a well-coordinated and systematic approach to ensure the efficacy of anti-doping measures.

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