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MEDICAL & ANTI-DOPING COMMISSION
The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee took a giant leap forward by establishing a Medical & Anti-Doping Commission (MADC), a sub-commission of the Olympic Committee to oversee all anti-doping programs and initiatives, in the summer of 2011.
In 2005, the Cayman Islands, along with 10 other Caribbean islands, agreed to establish a Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO). The RADO serves as the central organization coordinating and overseeing the fight against doping in sport in the Caribbean. Currently, 15 countries have joined the RADO and are working toward the education and promotion of clean and fair play in sport.
This is not the first time Cayman has demonstrated their commitment to fighting doping in sport. In 2002, the Cayman Islands signed the Copenhagen Declaration, an international anti-doping agreement, demonstrating their commitment to fair and equal participation in sport. In 2006, the UK also signed the UNESCO agreement on behalf of the Cayman Islands. Subsequently, the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee secured funding from UNESCO to host their first ever anti-doping workshop in 2011.
The Medical & Anti-Doping Commission works to oversee all anti-doping education and programs in the Cayman Islands. They work to develop educational programs and initiatives to educate athletes, as well as the public to make healthy life choices. James Myles is the current chairman of the Cayman Islands MADC and its contact point.