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.

Friday, 26th October, 2018

BAHAMAS, Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Min. Lanisha T. Rolle hosted another introductory luncheon for the chairman and deputy chairman of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s boards and committees at the Hilton Hotel, Bay Street. The boards and committees that were invited to meet with Minister Rolle were the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission, the Boxing Commission, the National Art Gallery Board, the National Sports Authority, the National Junkanoo Committee and the Youth Advisory Counsel.

October 16th, 2018

UNIVERSITY Athletics, in conjunction with the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC), hosted an anti-doping seminar for student-athletes at the Michael Eldon Complex on October 11.

#Petra Haven, executive director of the BADC, and her team informed the student-athletes about the substances on the prohibited lists, how tests are conducted, doping control and how athletes can assist in fighting doping in sports. “I think the student-athletes got a clear understanding of what is doping and why it’s important to fight against it to keep sports clean,” said UB head athletics trainer Sasha Johnson. “A violation is more than just taking a prohibited substance. It’s refusing a test, or having a prohibited substance and even giving someone else a prohibited substance. I’m glad our student-athletes got to learn about how far-reaching doping is in sports and how to fight it.”

#The BADC, which is an independent body, promotes, coordinates and monitors the fight against doping in all sports in the country. The student-athletes also heard about how it is possible to actually take a prohibited substance with a therapeutic use exception or TUE. Sometimes athletes can use a prohibited substance for a legitimate medical reason and the commission can grant these exceptions. “These are rare but it’s important they know how to get this exception if they are sick,” Johnson added. “And even more important is the procedure to get this exception because it is not simply a case of having a doctor say it’s ok, there is a procedure.”

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