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1. National Sport Governing BodyBack to top



>INTRODUCTION

As a National Sports Governing Body in Bermuda you have a responsibility to ensure that all Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel that participate in your sport, have access to ongoing and current information about anti-doping rules and how they apply to them. NSGBs also have a responsibility to receive education and educate their athletes about anti-doping issues and encourage them to make the right choices by participating drug free and clean of performance enhancing substances and methods.

It is important to note that in Bermuda we have two programmes which NSGBs must be in Compliance with, the Domestic Illicit programme and the WADA Performance Enhancing programme.

NSGB COMPLIANCE
Anti Doping RepresentativeBSADA believe that in order for our programmes to work effectively both the NSGBs and BSADA need to work together with information sharing playing a key role. For this reason BSADA request that each NSGB assign an individual to act as their Anti-Doping representative (Please see section 4.1.2 of the Bermuda Government Anti-Doping Policy).

Annual Test Pool Meeting
The categorisation process begins with the Registered test Pool Panel meeting to conduct a risk assessment on each sport. Once the risk assessment is complete BSADA will meet with the NSGBs at least once annually, to determine which athletes will be in which test pool. BSADA rely heavily on the information given to them by the NSGB and will make good use of the knowledge and information received from the NSGB.  Please note however, it is BSADA who will ultimately make the final decision on which test pool a particular athlete should be in.

Athletes will fall into 1 of 4 test pools, they are:-


-The Registered Test Pool (RTP):- athletes included in their International Federations test pool and Bermuda Elite athletes. 
- The National Test Pool 1 (NTP1):-  Bermuda sub-elite athletes who compete internationally e.g. BOA elite list athletes not included in the RTP.
- The National Test Pool 2 (NTP2):- all national level athletes not included in the RTP and NTP1
- The Domestic Test Pool (DTP):- all athletes not in the RTP, NTP1 and NTP2 e.g. mass participants, local competitors only.

All athletes are subject to year round testing (both Illicit and Performance Enhancing) regardless of what Test Pool they are in.
If an NSGB is unable to identify national athletes then an NSGB must notify BSADA at a minimum of 6 weeks prior to an international competion, so that Pre Event testing can be conducted.
For more infirmation please read our Test_Pool_Policy_version_7_FINAL1.pdf
Membership List
In order to carry out the above categorisation process effectively, NSGB’s are required to submit, at lease once annually a full membership list inclusive of an athlete’s name, date of birth and phone numbers.  If an atlete is under 18 then a parent or guardian’s name and contact details must also be given.  The membership list should include participating members only.

Calendar of Events
A calendar of events is required so that BSADA can plan testing at an appropriate time.  The calendar should include both domestic competitions and international competitions so that BSADA is aware of when a particular athlete is on island and what competitions they are participating in.

Education
BSADA will work with Bermuda’s NSGBs to help deliver anti –doping programmes and education to athletes and athlete support staff. It is key that NSGBs are proactive in educating their athletes about Illicit and Performance Enhancing Drug issues. BSADA’s education department is available to assist you with this process. NSGB’s must support and get involved in BSADA education initiatives to ensure that the anti-doping messages are delivered to their athletes on a consistent bases.


All information is requested in good faith that signatories to the programmes embrace and understand that the basic principle is to preserve the spirit of sport from being undermined by illicit drug use and doping practices. Any signatory viewed not to be upholding this basic principle will be recorded, within reason, as non compliant.

BSADA ask that you help us to help you!!

CONSEQUENCES OF NON COMPLIANCE
Compliance reports are submitted to the Ministry responsible for sport. Consequences for NSGBs that fail to comply with the Rules for either the Domestic Illicit or WADA programmes may result in, but are not limited to, reduction or loss of funding, use of government facilities and loss of NSGB status.

Please familiarise yourself with the Anti-Doping_in_Sport_Act_2011.pdfAnti-Doping_in_Sport_Act_2011 .


2. ParentsBack to top

Parents
As the parent of a young athlete it is important that you understand the rights and responsibilities of the athlete as they relate to anti-doping. There are several key areas that your child, as an athlete, needs to be aware of.

These are:
- Which BSADA test pool the athlete is in. For information on this click here
- Athlete drug testing procedures and rights and responsibilities. For information on this click here
- The dangers of using supplements (protein shakes, health drinks etc). For information on this click here .
- How and when to apply for a Therapeutic Exemption. For information on this click here
- Whereabouts regulations – how and when they apply to the athlete. For information on this click here

At BSADA we recognize the important role that parents/guardians have in ensuring that young athletes are aware of their anti-doping responsibilities. BSADA holds regular anti-doping education sessions to which parents and young athletes can learn what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to anti-doping. For more information on this click contact office at 232-6851 to contact our education officer.


3. CoachesBack to top

As the coach of an athlete it is important that you promote drug –free sport by fully understanding anti-doping rules and regulations as they apply to athletes at all levels. These include the following important areas:

- Which BSADA test pool the athlete is in. For information on this click here
- Athlete drug testing procedures and rights and responsibilities. For information on this click here
- The dangers of using supplements (protein shakes, health drinks etc). For information on this click here
  - How and when to apply for a Therapeutic Exemption. For information on this click here
- Whereabouts regulations – how and when they apply to the athlete. For information on this click here
- Sport specific anti-doping rules as they apply to athletes. For information on this you should contact your International Federation. click here
- Rights and Responsibilities of medical support staff. These can be found by clicking here.
- Rights and Responsibilities of Coaches. These can be found by clicking here.

At BSADA we recognize the important role that Coaches and other Athlete Support Personnel have in ensuring that athletes are aware of their anti-doping responsibilities. BSADA holds regular anti-doping education sessions at which Coaches and Athlete Support Personnel can learn more about their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to anti-doping. The following two courses are specifically aimed at providing up-to-date information and support to Coaches and Athlete Support Personnel:

 

- BSADA Coaches Course – This is a three hour course that provides a basic introduction to anti-doping themes and BSADA programmes
- BSADA Tutor Training Course – This one day course trains participants to become an accredited BSADA Tutor whereby they receive information and tools to conduct anti-doping training to athletes (with ongoing support from BSADA)

For more information on this call 232-6851 to contact our education officer.


4. INADO Urges Action to Protect Clean Sport - Independent Commission Report- RussiaBack to top

iNADO_Urges_Action_to_Protect_Clean_Sport_(Media_Release).pdf


News

SANCTION ANNOUNCEMENTArticle added on 01/24/2017

Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority has issued a sanction for Javaughn Dill an athlete in the sport of bodybuilding as a direct result of testing positive for a prohibited substance.  He has received a four-year ban for presence of a prohibited substance (ADR2.1) as listed in the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority is responsible for all testing and results management process for sport in Bermuda including the Night of Champions.

Mr. Dill was selected for testing during the Night of Champions which took place on August 13, 2016.  The sample was collected under the direction of Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority.

Mr. Dill tested positive for Methandienone metabolites an exogeneous Anabolic Agent in addition to Methylhexeanamine and Oxilofrine which are specified stimulants which are all listed on WADA’s Prohibited List.

In response to BSADA’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Dill has waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation and accepted his sanction. His period of ineligibility commenced on September 14, 2016 and concludes on September 13, 2020. 

Mr. Dill is ineligible to represent Bermuda Body Building Federation or any other National Sports Governing Body in any international or national level event.  Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority is dedicated to ensuring athletes are continually afforded the opportunity to compete in a clean environment.  The integrity of sport should never be compromised.


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