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Jamaica Supports Berlin Declaration on Preserving the Integrity of Sports

Natalie-Neita-Headley

The Minister without Portfolio (Sports) in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has reiterated the Government’s full support for the Berlin Declaration on Preserving the Integrity of Sport.

She was speaking at the 5th International Conference of Sport Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Sport and Physical Education (MINEPS V) in Berlin, Germany.

“The matter of doping is one that the Government of Jamaica takes very seriously and I am proud to say that our anti-doping programme is active and being enforced in accordance with the World Anti-doping Agency’s standards and regulations,” Minister Neita Headley told the Conference.

Minister Neita Headley said the Conference was particularly important to Jamaica at this time given “our dominance in the sprints and in having the world’s fastest man and the fastest woman.”

Organised by UNESCO and the German government, and attended by delegations from the 195 UNESCO member states, international sports federations, the Council of Europe and universities, the MINEPS V Conference focused on access to Sport as a Fundamental Right for All;

Promoting Investment in Sport and Physical Education Programmes and Preserving the Integrity of Sport.

The Conference officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel took place May 28-30.

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