by Lorraine Genia – EM TV, Port Moresby
The 2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee will be working in alliance with the Oceania Anti-Doping Association.
Executive director of the Pacific Games Council, Andrew Minogue confirmed in the previous 2011 games, 300 anti-doping tests were carried out, meaning there was a one-in-ten chance for athletes to get tested.
In their efforts to protect the image of the games, the Games Council has assured that strict procedures will be implemented to raise awareness and inform athletes of illegal and illicit performance enhancement substances.
President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanicura said earlier in the week that, “in 2011, Pacific Games athletes were disqualified, so these issues are not taken lightly.”
Managers from each respective code are made aware of illegal substances, inflicted by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The Pacific Games Council is working towards raising the bar of the current games, and impose international exposure on the games, so maintaining a healthy image of the games is impartial.