To whom do the Anti-Doping Rules apply?

As outlined in the Anti-Doping in Sports Act, 2009, the rules of the Bahamas Anti-Doping association apply to the following parties:

  • The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) – The organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
  • National Sports Federations – All Sporting Organizations recognized by the Government of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Olympic Committee as the official governing bodies for Sports in The Bahamas. By extension, the Rules will also apply to all affiliated Associations, Members, Leagues, Clubs and Teams registered with the Organization.
  • Athletes ( International and National levels) – Any person who participates in sports, either at the international level or the national level (as defined by each Federation) and any other competitor in sports who may otherwise be subject to the jurisdiction of either the BOC or a National Sports Federation.
  • Athlete Support Personnel – Any coach, trainer, manager, agent, team staff, official, medical or paramedical personnel, parent or any other person working with, treating or assisting an athlete participating in or preparing for sports competition.

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