Freestyle Skiing Athlete Suspended for Presence of Cocaine

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 19, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Taylor Wilson, a freestyle skiing athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on March 3, 2017, revealed the presence of cocaine (a prohibited substance classified as a non-specified stimulant on the 2017 Prohibited List). 

In accordance with the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), if an athlete fails to dispute the anti-doping rule violation within the timelines specified in the CADP, the violation and the sanction are confirmed by way of a Deemed Waiver. Since Mr. Wilson failed to dispute the violation within the required timelines, the violation was confirmed and a sanction was imposed starting on April 19, 2017. The athlete, who resides in Whistler, British Columbia, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until April 19, 2021.

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