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RADO challenges

The United States Anti-Doping Agency recently blew the lid on the systematic doping programme of seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (right) and teammates like George Hincapie.

By Sherrylyn A. Toppin | Tue, October 16, 2012 - 12:09 AM

WITH HALF OF ITS member countries finding difficulty in paying their subscription fees, the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) is facing some tough challenges in continuing the fight against doping in sports.

“RADO faces a critical juncture at this point in time due to financial challenges,” executive director Tessa Chaderton-Shaw told NATIONSPORT in an interview yesterday.

“All countries which have signed on to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code have a financial obligation to pay WADA as part of a global initiative, but Caribbean member countries are also part of RADO.

“Given the economic crisis before us, this presents a challenge for all countries in the Caribbean region.”

 

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