The ultimate responsibility for the prevention of doping in sports falls on the athlete. As an athlete you must be aware of what you put in your body, inclusive of supplements, over-the-counter drugs, multivitamins, or prescribed medications. Your physician may not be aware that a drug or substance is prohibited in competitive sports.
You must therefore be vigilant and investigate all substances. This website puts you in control by making it easy to check if any drug/medication or supplement is on the prohibited list. It will direct you further if the substance is prohibited in or out of competition, or a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is needed.
Many of the substances thought to “enhance” performance in sports are harmful for you. A few well known examples are “enhanced” steroids which have been associated with stunting of growth, and stimulants which cause sudden death.
The anti-doping society, of which the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC) is a part, has the responsibility to ensure “fair play” in sports without cheating. The BADC’s role is to educate you the athlete about the dangers of prohibited substances to prevent cheating in sports. Our ultimate responsibility is testing all athletes who represent The Bahamas at a national, regional or international level to promote “clean sports”.