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1. Who is BSADA?Back to top

FAQSBermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority is the National Anti Doping Organization that is responsible for testing national and domestic athletes in and out of competition, adjudicating anti doping rules; violations; and education.

2. Who can get tested?Back to top

All athletes are subject to testing (both Illicit and Performance enhancing) regardless of what Test Pool they are in.  Additionally all support personnel are subject to illicit drug testing.

3. How can I find out more about my responsibilities as a coach toward anti-doping?Back to top

BSADA holds coaches education sessions on a regular basis. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to enroll or find out more about up-coming coaches workshops.
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4. Why does BSADA need my sports association membership list and a calendar of events we are participating in or thinking about participating in? Back to top

All NSBG must submit a membership list in order to ensure that their membership can be selected for anti doping testing. The calendar is used to assist in test scheduling by allowing BSADA to see when athletes may be off island.

5. What is a therapeutic use exemption form?Back to top

If the medication or method that an athlete needs to treat an illness or condition (as prescribed by a health care professional) is included on the Prohibited List, a TUE will constitute the authorization required by the athlete to use the otherwise prohibited medication.

6. What if an athlete needs to take a medication that contains a banned substance for medical reasons?Back to top

Athlete can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption to use a banned substance if they meet very strict criteria.

Each athlete must:

Contact the Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority and ask for a TUE application form.

Have his or her physician fill out the TUE application form, produce the required supporting documentation and forward this form and documentation to the Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority for review.

As required by the International Standard for TUE’s, the TUE application should be submitted at least 30 days before the athlete participates in an event

7. What are the penalties for an anti doping rule violation?Back to top

Sanctions for violating anti doping regulations may range from a repremand to a life time ban.  The period of ineligibility may vary depending on the type of antidoping violation (s), the circumstances of an individual case,  the substance, and the possible repetition of an anti doping rule violation.

8. Is alcohol banned?Back to top

Alcohol is banned in some sports as set out on the WADA Prohibited List. These sports are as follows:

Aeronautics, Archery, Automobile, Karate, Motor Cycling, Nine and Ten Pin Bowling and Power boating. It is import to check the anti doping rules of your sport.

9. Is there an easy way to check my medications for banned substances?Back to top

Yes. Go to Using Globaldro Drug Reference to - Check Your Medications in the resources section. This gives you a step by step guide on checking substances using an online search engine.
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10. Does BSADA go into schools, clubs and community groups to talk to children?Back to top

Education is available to offer advice, support and presentations to all of our stakeholders. For more information contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 232-6851.

11. At what age do you start testing for illicit drugs? Back to top

At what age do you start testingAthletes are eligible for illicit drug testing at the age of 10.

12. What if I refuse to participate with testing?Back to top

If an athlete refuses to participate in either the WADA performance enhancing testing or the domestic illicit testing without reasonable cause, it is considered a doping infraction and carries the penalties specified above.

13. As an athlete, why is it important for me to know what I am putting in my body?Back to top

The WAD Code stresses the principle of strict liability. This means that the athlete is responsible for knowing what he/she puts in his/her body. Not knowing that a substance was part of something taken by the athlete is not considered an excuse for a failed drug test.


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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