March 27th, 2019 – April 2nd, 2019

The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission conducted an educational blast from March 27th to April 2nd, at the High School Basketball Championships in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Mr. Lavaldo Coverley (Doping Control Officer) set up a table, registered athletes for ANti-Doping E-learning platform (ADeL) and handed out BADC paraphernalia.

March 19th, 2019

The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission Members, Dr. Jerome Lightbourne (Chairman), Dr. Anthia Forbes-Carey (Deputy Chairman) and Petra Brittny Haven (Executive Director) attend the Annual iNADO & WADA Symposiums in Lausanne, Switzerland.

February 23rd, 2019

Subway has hosted the Junior Classic Tournament for over 30 years. It attracts young tennis players from ages 18 and under from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, and Eleuthera.

The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission’s Grand Bahama Team attended to provide the athletes, parents and attendees with valuable information on the importance of Clean Sports.

February 23rd, 2019

The Bahamas made history on February 23, 2019 by holding the first ever open trails for the 1st Bahamian National Team for Mixed Martial Arts. Never before has a team been created that includes fighters from Karate, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jujitsu, Wresting and Boxing. Training has now started to prepare the team as we, the Bahamas, will host the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Pan American Championships in Nassau, Bahamas on May 15 – May 18, 2019.

The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission was present to give the athletes and instructors vital information on testing and the importance of ‘Clean Sports’. BADC is excited to partner with the Executive Team, coaches and athletes in the fight against doping in sport.

February 20th, 2019

Wednesday February 20th, BADC’s Doping Control Coordinator Christopher Thompson, and Office Administrator Lael Johnson, spoke to the Public Schools Physical Education Teachers about doping control procedures and policies at the Kendal G.L. Issacs Gymnasium.

November 29, 2018

The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission hosted a celebratory pizza party for the Makos Aquatics Swim team at their home pool, Evolve Fitness. The party was in recognition and celebration of their valiant efforts on completing the Anti-Doping eLearning program. The Commission congratulates Coach Travano, the parents and all atheltes on a job well done.

November 22, 2018

On November 22, 2018, The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission rewarded the Bahamian Mantas Water Polo Team for completing the ADeL program; an E-learning platform provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency to give general information on the doping control procedures amongst other important anti-doping information. The Water Polo team has been doing a tremendous job on the international sporting stage with the following results:
Spooktacular Tournament, October 26-28
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Final Results:

  • Bahamas Open B Team Gold Medal
  • Bahamas U19 Team Bronze Medal
  • Bahamas U12 Team Bronze Medal
  • Bahamas U14 Team 5th Place


November 17, 2018

Lavaldo Coverley, Lead Doping Control in Grand Bahama, led an educational session at the YMCA with swimmers and parents. He discussed the imprantance of ‘Clean Sports’, the doping control process, rights and responsibilities and the therapeutic use exemption process in reference to prohibited substances.

November 12th 2018

Executive Director Petra Haven shares information with The Minister and her Team, Sport Federations and Commissions, and 2018 Bahamian Hall Of Fame Inductees about the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission at The Division of Sports National Sports Month Launch and Press Conference Held at the Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Culture.

November 5th, 2018

Petra Haven, BADC Executive Director, and Christopher Thompson, Doping Control Coordinator, attend the November 5 taping of Bahamas @ Sunrise to help persons understand who the Commission is and what we do.