Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for Presence of D-amphetamine

(Ottawa, Ontario – December 21, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Ivan Chen, a powerlifting athlete, received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on July 8, 2017, revealed the presence of D-amphetamine, a prohibited stimulant.

Because Mr. Chen failed to dispute the anti-doping rule violation within the timelines specified in the CADP, the violation and the sanction were confirmed by way of a deemed waiver. A sanction of two years was imposed, concluding on October 15, 2019. The athlete, who resides in Edmonton, Alberta, 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