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NatWest Island Games Given the 'All Clear' in Aland

Fri, 31 Jul 2009

Following the decision taken by the Membership of the International Island Games Association (IIGA) to fully support and adopt the principles of the World Anti-Doping Code and the subsequent production of the IIGA Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations by the Honorary Legal and Medical Advisers to the Executive, drugs testing was carried out for the first time, at the instigation of the IIGA, during the NatWest Island Games XIII held recently in Aland.

The IIGA Executive is pleased to announce that there were no positive tests at the NatWest Island Games XIII in Aland.  The tests were performed by officials from the WADA approved Doping Control Laboratory from Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

All 25 Member Island Associations, at the request of the Executive Committee,  had appointed an Education Officer to carry out Anti-Doping Education Programmes for their athletes.  These will be continued for the NatWest Island Games XIV - 2011 in the Isle of Wight.

For further information please contact Jorgen Pettersson, Chairman of the IIGA Executive Committee (, +358 4573135640)