Weightlifting Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Methandienone

(Ottawa, Ontario – August 6, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that David Earle, a weightlifting athlete, received a sanction of three years and seven months for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on May 16, 2015, revealed the presence of methandienone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

Due to Mr. Earle promptly admitting the violation and agreeing to waive his right to a hearing, he was entitled to request a sanction reduction pursuant to Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Rule 10.6.3. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and CCES jointly agreed to a reduced sanction of three years and seven months ineligibility, ending January 26, 2019. The athlete, who resides in London, Ontario, 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’ reasoned decision 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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