Jamaica doubles number of doping control officers

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s anti-doping agency says it has doubled the number of doping control officers on the Caribbean island that has produced the world’s most dominant sprinters.

The Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission says in a statement on Thursday that it has four newly trained doping control officers.

Training was done through a partnership between JADCO and the Canadian Center for Ethics and Sport. The new staffers are certified to carry out doping control for two years.

Jamaica’s anti-doping program was audited by the World Anti-Doping Agency last year after a former director revealed it didn’t drug-test its athletes for entire months before they dazzled at the 2012 London Olympics.