Rio 2016: Key anti-doping information for Team Canada

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 27, 2016) – As athletes enter the final stage of preparation ahead of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) invites athletes and support personnel to review anti-doping requirements.

The CCES created a Rio 2016 specific webpage which offers valuable information on topics such as therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), whereabouts, Games-time doping control and the risks of supplement use. Olympic and Paralympic Rio-bound athletes are encouraged to visit cces.ca/2016-olympic-paralympic-games to review this important information and access numerous helpful resources.

The CCES would also like to remind athletes of the fundamental anti-doping principle of strict liability: athletes are responsible for any substance found in their sample.

Congratulations to all Team Canada athletes on their hard work and dedication to clean sport.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. 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.

 

For further information, please contact:

Justin MacNeill
Communications Coordinator
613-521-3340 x3314
jmacneill@cces.ca

 

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