Ottawa – May 10, 2023 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Édouard Wanadi, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with Western University, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on October 11, 2022, revealed the presence of GW501516, a prohibited metabolic modulator.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, the athlete waived his right to a hearing thereby admitting the violation and accepting the asserted violation, the proposed period of ineligibility and all other applicable consequences. A provisional suspension was imposed on November 10, 2022, and the sanction terminates November 9, 2026.

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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