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Jersey Tackles Doping In Sport

Jersey is tightening its approach to doping in sport with the creation of the Jersey National Compliance Platform (NCP).

The government's NCP will develop the island's anti-doping policy and enforce it by working with others involve in preventing the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

It will also be responsible for giving evidence that Jersey is meeting international standards and following UNESCO's International Convention Against Doping in Sport.

Jersey Sport will work with the NCP to deliver training to local sports clubs and associations.

Sports Minister Deputy Lucy Stephenson says everyone involved in sport  - at every level - needs to understand Jersey's anti-doping policy and how to put it into practice.

"We are responsible for both complying with international standards, and demonstrating that we are complying with them. The NCP will enable us to do both."

Jersey has been subject to UNESCO's International Convention against Doping in Sport since 2007 but has not been able to show that it complies with it.

Deputy Stephenson says the newly-formed NCP has already made 'great strides' to ensuring the sports community is complying.

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