The Anti-Doping In Sports Act, 2009 was enacted by the Parliament of The Bahamas on August 5th 2009. By virtue of this Act, the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission was established as a Statutory body.
The function of the Commission is to facilitate the control and prevention of doping in sports, including:
- Implementing the policies and programs of the Government against doping in sport;
- Doing all things necessary to comply with and implement the Articles of the Anti-Doping Code.
- Make rules for controlling the occurrence of doping in Sports.
The basic framework for the Commission’s work is “to protect the athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for athletes nationwide.” Additionally, the current environment and emerging trends in the areas of education, science, medicine, international trafficking of doping substances, and investigations as well as WADA’s governance and operational activities provide the context for the objectives and strategies of the Commission.