The CCES completes testing of Team Canada prior to PyeongChang 2018

(Ottawa, Ontario – February 7, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has successfully completed its pre-games testing program and would like to wish all members of Team Canada good luck at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games.  

“The CCES has fulfilled its promise to Canadian sport and its commitment to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) through a robust, comprehensive intelligence based testing program for Canadian athletes,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES.

In addition to a comprehensive pre-games testing program, all 226 nominated Canadian athletes were provided with anti-doping education and a number of anti-doping resources.

“Doping steals special moments from everyone involved in sport, but especially hard-working clean athletes,” said Melia. “The CCES, as Canada’s independent ethics and sport organization, is proud to work with Canadian sport in the fight against doping and the other negative forces that tarnish good sport.”

Congratulations to all Team Canada athletes on their hard work and dedication to clean sport. The CCES encourages all athletes to show support for #MyMoment – a social media campaign created to spread a united call for clean sport, while also drawing attention to anti-doping in PyeongChang. The global campaign highlights the fact that doping can steal irreplaceable moments from athletes and threaten the credibility of sport. See more at www.cces.ca/mymoment.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. 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