With the women’s Olympic golf event almost 100 days away, the LET organised two anti-doping education sessions head of the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco to ensure that the players are aware of their responsibilities to themselves and to the sport.
The LET anti-doping advisor Michele Verroken provided comprehensive information not just about the Olympic Games but also about the LET’s anti-doping policies and practices.
Around 60 players from across the globe attended the sessions, where the players were informed about the prohibited list, medical exemption system, testing procedure and Olympic regulations.
During a Q&A session, the ADAMS system that is used to record players whereabouts and to make them accessible for anti-doping testing in the build up to the Olympic Games was of particular interest.
Verokken, who is also an advisor to the PGA European Tour, The R&A and the International Golf Federation, commented: It is really important that players are aware of the anti-doping rules and understand it is part of their daily life as a professional athlete. We don’t want to see a player falling foul of the rules which is why we organised these sessions.”
Diana Luna commented: “I’ve been tested many times as the Italian Golf Federation has always been giving importance to the fight against doping. I think it’s important that testing takes place to ensure that we have a clean sport. I enjoyed the session and it gave me an opportunity to ask questions. Right now I am on the Olympic Ranking List and as the Olympic testing period starts on Friday May 6, this briefing session was very timely.”