Athletics Athlete’s Results Disqualified Following Admission of Use

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 20, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Earle Connor, a para-athletics athlete who is currently serving a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation, has admitted to prior use of prohibited substances, and faces additional consequences. The athlete admitted to the use of substances in the S2 category of the Prohibited List: growth hormone and peptides, dating back to May 2012.

On April 7, 2016, the CCES had announced Mr. Connor’s first violation for the presence of nandrolone.  Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), Mr. Connor’s admission of use of prohibited substances is not treated as a second anti-doping rule violation; however, it may carry a penalty of results disqualification. In this case, Athletics Canada and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have made the decision to strike all of Mr. Connor’s results back to the date of first use, including those at the London 2012 Paralympics.

The athlete, who resides in Calgary, Alberta, continues to be ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates until July 29, 2019.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file outcome summary 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