Anti-Doping Rule Violation Asserted Against U SPORTS Football Player

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 4, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), it has asserted an anti-doping rule violation against Michael Stefanovic, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of Regina. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 23, 2017 revealed the presence of drostanolone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

Under the rules of the CADP, the athlete is pursuing a hearing to contest the CCES’ assertion of a violation. His case remains open until the conclusion of the hearing and any subsequent appeal. At this point, Mr. Stefanovic does not have an anti-doping rule violation. 

Rule 14.3.1 of the CADP provides the CCES with the authority to publicly disclose the identity of an athlete against whom the CCES has asserted an anti-doping rule violation. The CCES has exercised this authority given Mr. Stefanovic is eligible for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) draft on May 7, 2017.  

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca