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Gambia Golf Association Anti-Doping Policy

Apr 23, 2012, 3:32 PM

The Gambia Golf Association on 6 April 2012 signed the Collective Policy thereby agreeing at all times to:

1. Recognise and accept the World Anti-Doping Code and respect all the roles and responsibilities for Sports Bodies that are listed within the World Anti-Doping Code.

2. Accept the World Anti-Doping Code as the basis for the fight against doping in sport;

3. Adopt the World Anti-Doping Code either directly or by reference into our governing documents, constitution and/or rules and regulations, and which shall have binding force and effect on our Members and participants; and

4. Agree to observe, abide by and implement the provisions of the World Anti-Doping Code in respect of our affairs and activities.

The GGA condemns the use of doping in sport. It recognises the right of all its athletes to participate in a sport that is free from the misuse of drugs.

The GGA is committed to educate, inform and test, as appropriate, participants competing in golf in The Gambia, and representing The Gambia, so that it remains a drug-free sport.

It is a requirement of participation in the sport of golf that all its athletes, athlete support personnel and other persons under the jurisdiction of the GGA comply with the World Anti-Doping Code set out and published by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

In testing its athletes, the GGA is committed to handling the management of results in a confidential and accountable manner and to carry out disciplinary procedures where appropriate by the fair and independent process it has agreed with its members, for the collection of doping control samples.

The disciplinary procedure for a contravention of these rules is published in full in the World Anti-Doping Code.

Anti-Doping Rules

The Committee of the Gambia Golf Association on 6 April 2012 adopted the World Anti-Doping Code as the GGA’s Anti-Doping Rules.

The World Anti-Doping Code published by World Anti-Doping Agency (or its successor), as amended from time to time, shall take immediate effect and be construed as rules of the GGA.

Application of Anti-Doping Rules

All members, athletes, participants, staff and any other individual, paid or on a volunteer basis, who are under the jurisdiction of the GGA, are bound by the World Anti-Doping Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency and agree to abide by these Anti-Doping Rules.