After the first reading of the “Anti-Doping in Sport Act 2023” in the House of Assembly by Junior Minister of Sport Kim Swan, in the Senate today Senator Owen Darrell, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport brought forward the “Anti-Doping in Sport Act 2023”.
During the sitting Minister Darrell was asked to address questions which included:
*Q1. With reference to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declaring Bermuda to be non-compliant, would the Honorable Minister please inform the Senate as to the date on which he was first made aware of WADA’s required legislative amendments and deadline required to keep Bermuda compliant with the international code of conduct?
*Q2. Would the Honorable Minister please inform the Senate as to the dates of all reminders sent to himself or to the Ministry by WADA and the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority about the approaching deadline, prior to it expiring?
*Q3. Would the Honorable Minister please inform the Senate as to what were the factors leading to multiple WADA deadlines being missed?