Usain Bolt`s coach lashes out at criticism of Jamaica`s anti-doping programme

ANI| Updated: Oct 16, 2013, 14:31 PM IST

London: World`s fastest man Usain Bolt`s coach,Glen Mills has said that Jamaican sprinters are being unfairly targeted because of their dominance at world level and that the criticism of the country`s anti-doping programme is not justified.

According to the Guardian, the World Anti-Doping Agency recently announced it would be launching an `extraordinary` audit into allegations that there was only one random drugs test in Jamaica between March and July 2012 in the run-up to the Olympics.

However, Mills, who also coaches Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, said that the international media is guilty of sensationalising the issue of doping in the country.

He said that they were targeting Jamaica because of its success and there was no doubt about it.

He added that the country had been successful in the athletic world because they put in hard work, had excellent coaches and made the best use of facilities that were below world-class standards, adding that the Jamaican anti-doping programme was fairly new.

However, Mills did admit that both the Jamaican government and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) needed to do more to help the island`s athletes.