Team Canada athletes supplied with key information on Olympic anti-doping rights and responsibilities

(Ottawa, Ontario – November 2, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has developed a webpage that outlines important anti-doping information and resources Team Canada athletes and their support personnel need in preparation for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

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

The CCES would also like to remind 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 athletes to add their voices to the #MyMoment social media campaign to create and 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.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. 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