Cycling Athlete Suspended for Presence of SARM RAD-140

(Ottawa, Ontario – March 26, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that David Drouin, a cycling athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on December 4, 2016, revealed the presence of SARM RAD-140, a prohibited anabolic agent.
 
In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Drouin admitted the anti-doping rule violation and a hearing was held to determine the appropriate sanction length. Arbitrator Patrice Brunet imposed a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport, terminating January 25, 2021.
 
After receiving the arbitrator’s decision, the athlete attempted to file an appeal under Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Rule 13.2. On February 8, 2018 a second hearing was held regarding the athlete’s attempted appeal. Following this second hearing, arbitrator Yves Fortier dismissed the athlete’s appeal thereby confirming the four-year period of ineligibility.
 
The athlete, who resides in Saint-Prosper, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the 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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