Para-Athletics Athlete Suspended for Whereabouts Violation

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 27, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Earle Connor, a para-athletics athlete, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation.

Mr. Connor received a whereabouts violation as the result of the accumulation of two missed tests and one filing failure during the same 12-month period. In accordance with Rule 2.4 of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete who receives three Whereabouts Failures (either Filing Failures or Missed Tests) within a 12-month period may face an anti-doping rule violation.

The standard starting sanction for a Whereabouts violation is a two-year period of ineligibility. Since Mr. Connor is currently serving a sanction for a Presence violation committed in 2015, the Whereabouts violation is treated as a second anti-doping rule violation and the resulting period of ineligibility is four years.

In accordance with the 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. Connor did not engage in the results process, the violation was confirmed and a sanction was imposed on June 5, 2016.  The athlete, who resides in Calgary, Alberta, remains ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until June 4, 2020.

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