CIS Football Player Suspended for Presence of Methandienone

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 5, 2016) – On May 6, 2016, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced an asserted anti-doping rule violation against Jonathan Fortin, a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athlete affiliated with Bishop’s University. Today, the CCES announced that the violation was confirmed and Mr. Fortin received a sanction of three years and 10 months. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 9, 2016, revealed the presence of methandienone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

Due to Mr. Fortin promptly admitting the violation and agreeing to waive his right to a hearing, he was entitled to request a sanction reduction pursuant to Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Rule 10.6.3. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and CCES jointly agreed to a reduced sanction of three years and 10 months ineligibility, ending February 14, 2020. The athlete, who resides in Sherbrooke, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

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