CIS Football Athletes Sanctioned for the Presence of Anabolic Agents

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 8, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) confirmed today that five Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athletes have provided urine samples that returned adverse analytical findings for prohibited substances under the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).  The athletes’ urine samples were collected during out-of-competition doping control between March 25 and 27, 2015, at the Canadian Football League (CFL) Combines in Toronto, ON, and Montreal, QC.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical findings, four athletes waived their right to a hearing and each accepted a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport.  These include:

March 25, 2015:

Kayin Marchand-Wright, from Saint Mary’s University, tested positive for the presence of SARM-22. Mr. Marchand-Wright’s sanction terminates on March 25, 2019. He resides in Montreal, QC.

Matthew Norzil, from Université Laval, tested positive for the presence of SARM-22. Mr. Norzil’s sanction terminates on March 25, 2019.  He resides in Montreal, QC.

March 26, 2015

Melvin Abankwah, from Saint Mary’s University, tested positive for the presence of methandienone. Mr. Abankwah’s sanction terminates on March 26, 2019. He resides in Toronto, ON

March 27, 2015

Jonathan Langa, from Saint Mary’s University, tested positive for the presence of methandienone and stanozolol. Mr. Langa’s sanction terminates on March 27, 2019. He resides in Toronto, ON.

None of these athletes are eligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until their sanction periods have concluded.

With respect to the remaining athlete who provided a sample that resulted in an adverse analytical finding at the CFL Combines, CCES confirms today that it has asserted an anti-doping rule violation against: 

Marvin-James Golding, from Saint Mary’s University, tested positive for the presence of SARM-22.  He resides in LaSalle, QC.

Under the rules of the CADP, this athlete has the right to pursue a hearing to contest CCES’ assertion of a violation. His case remains open.

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

Michel Belanger
Manager, Communications & Media Relations, CIS
613-562-5670 x25
belanger@universitysport.ca