Dr. Dwain Archibald, Doping Control Officer attached to the St Kitts and Nevis National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO), departed the Federation on Wednesday 8th, May 2019 to represent the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee at the 26th Pan American Sports Medicine Congress that will be held from 9th to 10th May 2019 in Lima, Peru, host of the 2019 Pan American Games. The congress is jointly organised by Pan Am Sports and by the Lima 2019 Organising Committee in close partnership with Olympic Solidarity and the Peruvian Olympic Committee.
Topics that will be covered during the 2-day congress include:
- Injuries in multi-sports events
- Hydration and electrolyte management – heat stroke
- Nutritional supplements; use an abuse
- Doping – World Anti-Doping Code, International Standards
- Prevention of sudden death in sports
- Sports concussions
- Success in sports injury prevention, etc.
Dr. Archibald has been an active Doping Control Officer (DCO) of the NADO for several years and have conducted numerous anti-doping tests on athletes in St Kitts and Nevis.
Also, in related news, the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee has fully committed itself to financially assist athletes and teams in their preparation and qualification efforts that will enable them to participate in the 2019 Pan Am Games by funding their participation in various regional, continental and international competitions.
For the sport of Table Tennis, players will participate in a LATTU Pan Am Games qualifier in Guatemala City, Guatemala over the period May 24th to 25th, 2019. Ms Angelisa Freeman and Ms Shaniqua Esdaille are the two players who will compete in this qualifying event. They will be accompanied by coach Urban Freeman.
Similarly, ten (10) Track and Field athletes are poised to benefit from the SKNOC’s competition assistance over the qualification period that ends on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.
The SKNOC Executive rallies behind the athletes and wish them great success in their attempts to try and qualify for the 2019 Lima Pan Am Games.