Dr. Adrian Lorde is a longstanding Director of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. He is the founding President of the Barbados Sports Medicine Association. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Pan American Sports Medicine Federation, the Chairman of the National Anti-Doping Commission of Barbados and Vice-chairman of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), having previously served from 1995 to 2019 as its first chairman. Dr Lorde has been a member of the Medical Commissions of both the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, and Pan Am Sports since 1993, and is the first chairman of the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Sports Medicine Commission.
Dr. Lorde has been team physician for Barbados national teams since 1986. He has attended all major Games in various capacities including six Olympic Games, He was the Chef de Mission for the Barbados team at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
He has contributed to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in various other capacities. He was the Barbados’ representative on the WADA Foundation Board for two terms, a former member of the WADA Athlete Outreach Teams at major Games, a member of the WADA TUE Expert Group for three years, and the RADO Ad-Hoc Working Group. At Athens 2004 Olympics, he was a WADA Independent Observer and later at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar and the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver in 2010. In 2018 he was the recipient of the prestigious Mahmoud Khalifa award by WADA for his dedication and leadership of the Caribbean RADO.
A former member of the Medical Committee of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Dr. Lorde has been Medical and Anti-Doping Delegate for the International Associations of Athletic Federations (IAAF) at regional and international competitions. He now serves on the Therapeutics Use Exemption Panel for the International Testing Authority(ITA). He chaired the Barbados Medical Committee for the ICC Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies in 2007 and the ICC T20 championships in 2010.
A family physician and associate lecturer in Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr. Lorde has presented lectures in Sports Medicine and Anti-Doping at many local, regional and international conferences.
Dr. Lorde was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2014 birthday honours for his contribution to Sports Medicine. He was also honoured with awards by the IOC in 1998 (Sports Ethics) and 2009 (Sports and the fight against doping), by the IAAF (now World Athletics) with their Plaque of Merit at the World Championships Gala in Doha, Qatar in 2019, by the UWI as an Alumnus of the Month 2015, and Certificate of Recognition in their 70th Anniversary Awards in 2019, and by many other local organisations for his voluntary contribution to sports, medicine and anti-doping.
Dr. Adrian Lorde OBE
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