Garibaldi Bautista, the head of the Dominican Olympic Committee, insisted that three DR athletes have been sanctioned for the use of a banned substance in the last three cycles.
After meeting with various institutions, the sports ministry will submit a report to the United Nations Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), which includes issues to ensure control of prohibited and non-prohibited substances, but does not include negative impact on athletes
Its presentation to UNESCO will be a step before its showcase at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) conference, which will take place on October 25 and 26 this year in Paris, France.
Representatives of the Ministry of Public Health, the Dominican Medical College, the National Anti-Doping Agency, the Dominican Olympic Committee, the National Police, the General Directorate of Customs and, via Zoom, Pablo Medina, the Dominican representation before the Permanent Delegation’s Technical Advisor to UNESCO.
“Following a request from UNESCO, through the Ministry of External Affairs, we have met with institutions affiliated to the National Forum or Working Group with the aim of complying with the latest World Convention on Doping in Sports, in which 191 countries participated. The country is a signatory”, declared Camacho during the activity carried out in the unit.
UNESCO has submitted a questionnaire on the specific issues being requested.
Minister Camacho highlighted that the latest bill to amend Law 356-05, in collaboration with WADA and the National Anti-Doping Agency, includes an entire chapter on Anti-Doping in the Dominican Republic.