His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Abdullatif bin Jalal, President of the Bahrain Athletics Association, affirmed his association’s keenness to enhance awareness among its athletes regarding commitment to fair play and anti-doping standards and to work hand in hand with the Bahrain Anti-Doping Agency (BNADO) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to confront this menace.
This has been discussed during the visit made by the Bahrain Anti-Doping Agency delegation to the Bahrain Athletics Association as part of a series of tours to other sports associations. The delegation included the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Khalid Al Shaikh, Vice President Mazen Bu Hammoud, and CEO Saad Al Nafie, Yusuf Ahmed Bahrain Athletics Association’s Secretary-General and Taher Rigi the Technical Director were among the attendees.
His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Abdullatif bin Jalal welcomed the delegation of the Bahrain Anti-Doping Agency, praising the efforts made by the Independent Committee in adopting various programs and activities aimed at combating doping, educating athletes about its dangers, and enacting laws and legislation that are compatible with the International Agency to create a sports environment free of doping.
Bin Jalal stressed the keenness of the Bahraini Athletics Association to extend bonds of cooperation and coordination with the Bahraini Anti-Doping Agency with the aim of strengthening the supervisory role, providing modern systems in this field, working to combat the scourge of doping and promoting the principles of fair play in accordance with international laws and standards.
Bin Jalal praised the first cooperation between the two sides which led to organizing an awareness lecture presented by Dr. Hussain Al Haddad for the men’s and women’s national team athletes, which included an introduction to prohibited substances, the mechanism for collecting samples, and a lot of information, based on the Association’s efforts to enhance awareness of the scourge of doping and its harm to the athlete, in addition to the fact that it is contrary to sports ethics and values. Bin Jalal indicated that the association will continue its efforts to utilize the positive results it has achieved with regard to scourge of doping in order to create competitive environment characterized by brilliance and fair play. Lastly, he appreciating the important role played by the Bahrain Anti-Doping Agency in this field and wishing them further success.