The Anti-Doping in Sports Act represents the introduction of a regime to discourage the use of drugs and doping methods in sports in The Bahamas.
The Bahamas is a signatory to both the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport as well as the Copenhagen Declaration on Anti-Doping in Sport. The Act introduces domestic law, which is aligned with the World Anti-Doping Code.
When reviewing the Anti-Doping rules as put forth by the BADC, the following questions are key:
What is the role of the BADC?
To whom do the rules apply?
What constitutes an Anti-Doping Rules Violation?
What are the penalties or sanctions for violations and how do they apply to team sports?
How are violations and disciplinary matters handled?