Weightlifting Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Methenolone

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 6, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Aaron Rose, a weightlifting athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on March 28, 2015, revealed the presence of methenolone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Rose waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a four-year sanction ending June 15, 2019. The athlete, who resides in Toronto, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (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/sanctionreg.

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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For further information, please contact:
Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca