WADA: Jamaica's anti-doping program back in order

Updated: March 19, 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The World Anti-Doping Agency says Jamaican officials have "done exactly what we've asked" to get their drug-testing program back in order after glaring failures ahead of the London Olympics.

WADA director general David Howman says the agency sent a delegation to Jamaica in recent weeks to follow up on recommendations made after last year's audit of the Caribbean island's troubled doping control program.

Howman says "they've done exactly what we've asked them to do to put their program into place," including out-of-competition testing for Jamaica's powerful group of sprinters.

He says "we're pretty pleased" with the improvements made since former Jamaican anti-doping agency director Renee Anne Shirley revealed there had been virtually no testing of the track athletes for five months in the lead-up to the 2012 London Games.

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