Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for Presence of Testosterone and Nandrolone

(Ottawa, Ontario – April 19, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Vahid Lotfi, a powerlifting athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on February 11, 2018, revealed the presence of testosterone and nandrolone, prohibited anabolic agents.
 
In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Lotfi admitted the violation in a timely fashion (in accordance with Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) rule 10.11.2), waived his right to a hearing and accepted the proposed sanction of four years ineligibility from sport, which terminates on February 10, 2022. The athlete, who resides in Vancouver, BC, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, during the sanction period.
 
In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’s file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.
 
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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