PNG Sports Anti-Doping Organisation at the 5th PNG National Games

The Papua New Guinea Anti-Doping Organisation (PNGSADO) in partnership with ORADO organized their first Doping Control Officer (DCO) Training Workshop during the PNG 5th National Games on the 20th-24th November in Kokopo, East New Britain, PNG.

The PNGSADO decided that the 5th PNG National Games in Kokopo was a perfect opportunity to have the DCO Training not only an opportunity for the new DCOs to conduct drug testing but equally important to educate the grass-root sport about the "doping free message". 

The PNGSADO selected and recruited 6 individuals from various background to be trained as DCO. The training was facilitated by ORADO Executive Officer, Mrs. Natanya Potoi-Ulia and Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) experienced DCO, Mr. Graeme Turnbull.

The DCO Training was funded by the PNG Sports Foundation and supported by the PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (PNGSFOC).

 

(PNG DCOs- Janet Gimots, Suzanne Gura, and Ilaita Gigimat out in the field)




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    • 12-15: World Conference on Doping in Sport, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA.
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