Ottawa – August 23, 2023 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Donovan Burgmaier, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of Alberta, received a seven-year sanction for a second anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected out of competition on March 3, 2023, revealed the presence of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

On August 6, 2023, the athlete signed an Early Admission and Acceptance, thereby admitting to the violation, waiving his right to a hearing, and accepting the asserted period of ineligibility and all other consequences. As a result, the otherwise applicable eight-year period of ineligibility was reduced by one year in accordance with Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) rule 10.8.1. The seven-year sanction will begin January 26, 2028 (the end date of his current period of ineligibility) and concludes on January 25, 2035.

During the sanction period, the athlete 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.

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