Jamaica at risk of being banned from future Olympics

According to the World Anti-doping Agency, Jamaica faces a very real risk of an Olympic ban if the country is found to be non-compliant of its drug testing obligations.

Current WADA president John Fahey had this to say: “The current position is unacceptable to WADA and we’re not going to take it lying down, their suggestion that they’ll talk to us next year.” Fahey told London’s Daily Telegraph.

“To suggest to WADA they’re not ready to meet with us to talk about their problem until sometime next year is unsatisfactory. It’s totally unacceptable to me and we shall act appropriately within an appropriate time frame.”

The Jamaican prime minister had invited WADA to investigate allegations that no drug tests had been performed by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission in the lead-up to last year’s Olympics in London.

Furious with JADCO and its attempts to defer any investigations, Fahey promised an “appropriate” response from WADA.


When pushed on whether Jamaica runs the risk of being declared non-compliant, Fahey added: “There are a number of options. You can read into that exactly what those words are likely to mean but I don’t want to flag it up.”

If Jamaica is found to have breached its anti-doping obligations, ‘megastar’ athletes like six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt may be banned from competing on the world stage, including the Olympics.

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Christopher Isaacs
8 years ago

Over the decades, United States athletes have benefitted immensely from PEDs, The United States and WADA must therefore be commended for being at the forefront of the fight against PEDs in especially athletic sport which has ultimately opened the door for our athletes being able to perform on a somewhat leveler playing field. We therefore must do everything in our power to maintain the perceived integrity in our beloved sport. We have effectively wrestled away successfully the star power in the sport from the great USA and therefore should not be surprised when they seek to come at us. Let’s… Read more »

Noel Williams
8 years ago

Where there is smoke there is fire. However, none of Jamaica’s top athletes have tested positive for anything. So, for WADA to say it is doubtful of Ja. anti-doping programme is asinine. I am sure the Jamaican athletes are vigorously monitored.

Orlando D Nugent
8 years ago

This is bull shit and clearly they are out to get us out of the competitions because of our talent. Pure prejudicial treatment.

Quanoi Oozibe Brown
8 years ago

For year Americans have been getting away with shit and now all of a sudden WADA has a problem with Jamaica. Y’all full of s***

Kingston Clifton Pl
8 years ago

Dem wi hafi kech mi fus
Fi serv mi paypaz

Kingston Clifton Pl
8 years ago


Kingston Clifton Pl
8 years ago

Any baddy wy tri fi gi mi ban no tis a guwang kick up dem blood seed eeno

Sannet Thelwell
8 years ago