Ottawa – March 28, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Donovan Burgmaier, a football athlete, received a sanction of three years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete admitted to using dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a prohibited anabolic agent, in 2016 and 2017.

On March 7, 2022, Mr. Burgmaier signed an Early Admission and Acceptance, thereby admitting to the violation and accepting the asserted period of ineligibility and all other consequences. As a result, the otherwise applicable four-year period of ineligibility was reduced by one year in accordance with the 2021 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) rule 10.8.1. In light of the athlete serving a period of the provisional suspension, the sanction terminates on January 25, 2025.

During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Edmonton, Alberta, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

In compliance with rule 8.4 of the CADP, the CCES’s file outcome summary can be found in the Canadian Sport Sanction Registry.

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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