Broomball Athlete Suspended for Refusing to Submit to Sample Collection

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 2, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Chris Wakeham, a broomball athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete refused to submit to sample collection during an in-competition doping control session on April 11, 2015.

In accordance with the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), if an athlete does not engage in the results process, the anti-doping rule violation and sanction are confirmed by way of a deemed waiver. Since Mr. Wakeham did not engage in the results process, the violation was confirmed and a sanction was imposed on May 31, 2015. The athlete, who resides in London, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until May 31, 2019.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ reasoned decision can be found at  

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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