Media Releases

NADO Leaders Remain Hopeful for Meaningful Reform of WADA Governance

(Ottawa, Ontario – March 25, 2021) – With interest in the activities of the Governance Review Working Group of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a desire to see continued reform, National Anti-...

Canada Strengthens Anti-Doping Program for 2021

(Ottawa, Ontario – January 21, 2021) – Recognized as a world leader in anti-doping, Canada has further strengthened its commitment to clean and ethical sport by implementing the new 2021 Canadian...

U SPORTS Football Athlete Suspended for the Presence of D-Amphetamine

(Ottawa, Ontario – November 23, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Mickaël Badra, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of Sherbrooke,...

Athlete Groups and Anti-Doping Leaders Join Forces to Call for Further Reforms of WADA

(Ottawa, Ontario – November 11, 2020) – Athlete representatives from 14 countries join forces with 14 leading National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) to collectively call on meaningful reform at...

The IPF and CCES Announce Partnership Agreement for Anti-Doping Services

(Ottawa, Ontario – October 6, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is pleased to announce a new agreement with the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). As part of this new...

U SPORTS Wrestling Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 17, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Jasonpreet Bains, a U SPORTS wrestling athlete affiliated with the University of the...

International Anti-Doping Leaders Stand with Athlete Community in Calling on WADA to Go Further and Faster with Meaningful Anti-Doping Reform

Global anti-doping leaders recognise steps for reform made by new WADA President, and hope to partner with WADA leaders to align with athletes by going “further and faster” for an independent and...

CCES Position Statement on Freedom of Expression and the IOC’s Rule 50

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 23, 2020) – The CCES steadfastly supports freedom of expression for every participant in the Olympic and Paralympic Games and calls upon the International Olympic Committee (...

Para Snowboard Athlete Suspended for the Presence of GW501516

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 1, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Matt Hamilton, a para snowboard athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule...

Athletics Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Clenbuterol and Tamoxifen

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 2, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Graeme Thompson, an athletics athlete, received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule...