Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Five Banned Substances

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 19, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Kelly Branton, a powerlifting 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 April 23, 2019, revealed the presence of SARM LGD-4033, SARM S-22, methandienone, stanozolol and ibutamoren, all prohibited substances.

While Mr. Branton admitted the violation, he did not request or waive his right to a hearing by the identified deadline and therefore was deemed to have waived his right to a hearing and to have accepted a four-year period of ineligibility, which concludes on May 23, 2023. During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Windsor, ON, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

In compliance with Rule 7.10 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 making sport better by 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:

Ben Lungo
Communications Officer
+1 613-521-3340 x3282
blungo@cces.ca