johnsonGrenadian Dr. Sonia Johnson is among an eight-member team of medical practitioners chosen by the Commonwealth Games Federation to officiate at this month’s games in Scotland. Dr. Johnson is the lone Caribbean representative. The others are the Chairman from Malaysia, the secretary from England, and one doctor each from South Africa, Australia, Canada, Scotland, and India.

Dr. Johnson, who chairs the Grenada National Anti-Doping Organization, was chosen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as a result of her outstanding work in educating athletes and the public in general over the past ten plus years.

The eight member commission is to oversee all the medical and anti-doping programmes for the games. The doctors’ assignments during the Commonwealth Games include visiting every event site and ensuring that all aspects are within the rules.

Responding to her selection, Dr. Johnson says “this is a great moment for Grenada in the medical and sporting world and she is most excited about the opportunity to serve. She is hoping that it will inspire more people to get involved in Sports Medicine and the National Anti-Doping Organization - areas that will significantly contribute to the further development of Grenadian sportspeople and this country."