Para-Athletics Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Nandrolone

(Ottawa, Ontario – April 7, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Earle Connor, a para-athletics athlete, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine samples, collected during out-of-competition doping control on April 15, 2015 and on May 28, 2015, revealed the presence of nandrolone.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Connor exercised his right to request a hearing but did not engage in the hearing process. Arbitrator Dumoulin confirmed the violation and imposed a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport, terminating July 29, 2019. The athlete, who resides in Calgary, Alberta, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

A copy of the full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.  

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