JADCO has compiled a listing of questions as a reference for individuals who want to learn about the organisation and anti-doping in general. If you have additional questions that are not covered in the FAQs, Please contact us.
JADCO conducts In-Competition Testing (IC)
In-Competition is the period beginning at 11:59 p.m. on the day before the competition, through to the end of the competition.
Out-of-Competition Testing (OOC)
The testing of an athlete while not competing and may be done anywhere, at any time.
An athlete has the right to be accompanied by a representative and/or interpreter during the sample collection session, except when the athlete is passing a urine sample.
JADCO is required by the International Standard for Testing and Investigations to conduct at least three (3) out-of-competition tests on athletes in its Registered Testing Pool per year. Additionally, JADCO is required to conduct out-of-competition testing on athletes in its LTP at least once per year.
NB: An athlete may be tested as often as JADCO feels it is necessary, as long as it does not endanger the health of the athlete.
If there is a positive result, JADCO will gather evidence and refer the case to the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel which will then convene a hearing. The athlete has a right to a hearing where they present their defence and their expert witnesses. This panel is appointed by the Government of Jamaica and is independent of JADCO.
All sanctions may be appealed. Cases involving international-level athletes or athletes participating in international events may be appealed directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In cases involving national athletes, the decision must initially be appealed to the Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal (ADAT). The Appeal Tribunal is appointed by the Government of Jamaica and is independent of JADCO. The decision of the Appeal Tribunal may be challenged only through the CAS in Switzerland.
- Athletes who compete at the national and/or international level
- Athletes who compete in a sport with a higher doping risk
- Athletes who are highly ranked in their sporting discipline