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The UNESCO funded Anti Doping Education Campaign, spearheaded by the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee will resume this coming Saturday.

This third cycle of seminars and workshops will take place at the Camille Henry Memorial School at L’Anse Road. The campaign which is expected to last some six months commenced in June, 2013 and has seen two rounds of seminars and workshops completed to date.

The seminar will begin at 9:30 am and is open to athletes of all ages. Dr Kenneth Louisy, RADO Board member resident in Saint Lucia will be the lead presenter, and he will be assisted by a few certified Doping Control officers.

The programme for Saturday’s session will see participants taking a pre-test on anti doping issues followed by a brief talk on the history of Doping in Saint Lucia.

Participants will also be exposed to the roles of the Regional Anti Doping Agency based in Barbados, likewise the involvement of UNESCO in this project and its functions in general.

Other topics that will be covered include: Legal implications of Doping, What is Doping, The Prohibited List and information that is required concerning the whereabouts of athletes.

Following the completion of the Seminar, participants are expected to return on Saturday August 31, 2013 to participate in a hands-on workshop involving Doping.

The Saint Lucia Olympic Committee takes this opportunity to remind all its members to register athletes for Saturday’s session. The first twenty five athletes to register will be allowed to participate.

Registration is ongoing and will close on Thursday August 22, 2013. Athletes can be registered through their respective Federations or by calling Olympic House at number 453 6758 and via email to sloc@candw.lc.

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