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AP Interview: WADA president heads to Jamaica 'to make sure the errors will not be repeated'

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 file photo, the newly appointed World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie takes a question during a media conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Reedie is traveling to Jamaica to check whether the Caribbean island has put its house in order and set up an effective drug-testing program in the tiny nation that produces the world’s dominant sprinters, it was reported on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He will become the first WADA president to visit Jamaica, which came under scrutiny following revelations of a complete lack of out-of-competition testing among its athletes in the months before the 2012 London Olympics.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FIle)

    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 file photo, the newly appointed World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie takes a question during a media conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Reedie is traveling to Jamaica to check whether the Caribbean island has put its house in order and set up an effective drug-testing program in the tiny nation that produces the world’s dominant sprinters, it was reported on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He will become the first WADA president to visit Jamaica, which came under scrutiny following revelations of a complete lack of out-of-competition testing among its athletes in the months before the 2012 London Olympics. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FIle)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Jamaica's Asafa Powell, competes in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.  The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency is traveling to Jamaica to check whether the Caribbean island has put its house in order and set up an effective drug-testing program in the tiny nation that produces the world’s dominant sprinters, it was reported on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Craig Reedie will become the first WADA president to visit Jamaica, which came under scrutiny following revelations of a complete lack of out-of-competition testing among its athletes in the months before the 2012 London Olympics. Eight Jamaican athletes tested positive in 2013, including former 100-meter record holder Asafa Powell and three-time Olympic medalist Sherone Simpson. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Jamaica's Asafa Powell, competes in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency is traveling to Jamaica to check whether the Caribbean island has put its house in order and set up an effective drug-testing program in the tiny nation that produces the world’s dominant sprinters, it was reported on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Craig Reedie will become the first WADA president to visit Jamaica, which came under scrutiny following revelations of a complete lack of out-of-competition testing among its athletes in the months before the 2012 London Olympics. Eight Jamaican athletes tested positive in 2013, including former 100-meter record holder Asafa Powell and three-time Olympic medalist Sherone Simpson. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)  (The Associated Press)

The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency is traveling to Jamaica to check whether the Caribbean island has put its house in order and set up an effective drug-testing program in the tiny nation that produces the world's dominant sprinters.

Craig Reedie will become the first WADA president to visit Jamaica, which came under scrutiny following revelations of a complete lack of out-of-competition testing among its athletes in the months before the 2012 London Olympics.

Jamaica has revamped its drug-testing program after an audit by WADA and set up a new national anti-doping agency.

Reedie tells The Associated Press "I want to meet with them and make sure that the errors which were made in the previous regime have been addressed and will not be repeated."