Team Canada athletes supplied with information about anti-doping rights and responsibilities for Paralympics

(Ottawa, Ontario – February 2, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has developed a webpage to share important anti-doping information and resources for Team Canada athletes and their support personnel in preparation for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics.

The webpage provides information on topics such as therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), Games-time doping control (including catheter use) and the risks of supplement use. Athletes heading to PyeongChang are encouraged to visit http://cces.ca/paralympic-winter-games-pyeongchang-2018-anti-doping-information for all of their anti-doping requirements.

As always, the CCES reminds athletes of the fundamental anti-doping principle of strict liability: The athlete is responsible for any substance found in his or her sample.

Congratulations to all Team Canada athletes on their hard work and dedication to clean sport. The CCES encourages all athletes to show support for #MyMoment – a social media campaign created to spread a united call for clean sport, while also drawing attention to anti-doping in PyeongChang. The global campaign highlights the fact that doping can steal irreplaceable moments from athletes and threaten the credibility of sport. See more at www.cces.ca/mymoment.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. 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.

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca