Anti-Doping Rule Violations Asserted Against U SPORTS Football Players

(Ottawa, Ontario – April 26, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), it has asserted anti-doping rule violations against Stavros Katsantonis and Malcom Lee, two U SPORTS athletes affiliated with the University of British Columbia. The athletes’ urine samples, collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 22, 2019, both revealed the presence of SARM LGD-4033, a prohibited anabolic agent.

Under the rules of the CADP, both athletes have the right to pursue a hearing to contest the CCES’s assertion of these respective violations. Their cases remain open until the athletes either waive this right or pursue a hearing. At this point, neither Mr. Katsantonis nor Mr. Lee have an anti-doping rule violation. 

Rule 14.3.1 of the CADP provides the CCES with the authority to disclose publicly the identity of an athlete against whom the CCES has asserted an anti-doping rule violation. The CCES has exercised this authority given Mr. Lee and Mr. Katsantonis are eligible for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) draft on May 2, 2019.  

About the CCES

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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