Dr Adrian Lorde. (FP)

BY RANDY BENNETT | FRI, DECEMBER 06, 2013 - 12:12 AM

One of the region’s top anti-doping officials is calling for the setting up of a secretariat in Barbados to help in the fight against doping in sport.

Additionally, Chairman of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), Dr Adrian Lorde says it should also be funded by Government.

“What we really need is to have a local secretariat which is funded by the goverment.

“We do receive funds from goverment for our programmes, but we need to have a staff person dedicated to anti-doping work, such as making sure we are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and to see that we do the testing and education, and be a contact person.”

Lorde, who is also the chairman of the National Anti-Doping Commission (NADC) spoke to the WEEKEND SPORT shortly after attending a WADA press conference at the Barbados Olympic Association on Tuesday.

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