Athletics Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Methylphenidate

(Ottawa, Ontario – December 17, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Curtis Moss, an athletics athlete, received a sanction of two months for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on June 8, 2015, revealed the presence of methylphenidate.

Methylphenidate is classified as a “specified substance” on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” can seek to have the sanction reduced to a reprimand. Based on CCES’ assessment of the athlete's degree of fault, the CCES proposed a sanction period of two months ineligibility.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Moss waived his right to a hearing, admitted the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted the proposed sanction ending January 4, 2016. The athlete, who resides in Edmonton, Alberta, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ reasoned decision can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.

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