logoThe Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) is monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic and its immediate effect on the Caribbean sporting community. To date, seven Caribbean RADO member countries have been directly affected.  Those countries have implemented measures to contain the spread of the virus.

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Shamfa Cudjoe

Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe has fully committed to the fight against doping in sport in the Caribbean.

Speaking during her address at the 7th UNESCO Conference of Parties (COP) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport in Paris on Wednesday, Minister Cudjoe had high praise for the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO) and the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) in combating doping in sport.

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The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization Inc. (Caribbean RADO) to continue housing that agency’s operations at the BOA’s headquarters in Wildey, St Michael.

Caribbean RADO is the body responsible for athlete drug testing and for fostering doping-free sports in the region. It coordinates anti-doping programmes in its 17 member countries promoting the harmonisation of rules, disciplinary procedures, sanctions and other measures to equip regional governments and sporting bodies with resources to combat doping in sports.