U SPORTS Football Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 17, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Dawson Odei, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of Ottawa, received an 18-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on November 3, 2018, revealed the presence of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Odei admitted the anti-doping rule violation and a hearing was held to determine the sanction length. Following an agreed to schedule of proceedings between both the CCES and athlete, a hearing was held on August 23, 2019. Arbitrator Peter Lawless imposed a sanction of 18 months ineligibility from sport, terminating June 11, 2020. During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Ottawa, ON, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

The full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.  

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:

Megan Cumming
Corporate Communications Manager
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca