Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Three Banned Substances

(Ottawa, Ontario – August 16, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Darius Martens, a powerlifting athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on June 3, 2017, revealed the presence of 5-methyl-2-hexanamine, SARM S-22 and GW501516.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Martens admitted the violation in a timely fashion (in accordance with CADP Rule 10.11.2), waived his right to a hearing and accepted a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport, terminating on June 3, 2021. The athlete, who resides in Winkler, Manitoba, 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 summary can be found at www.cces.ca/canadian-sport-sanction-registry.

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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