U SPORTS Soccer Athlete Suspended for the Presence and Use of GW501516

Ottawa – January 13, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Alexis Stevens, a U SPORTS soccer athlete affiliated with the Université de Montréal, received a sanction of three years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on October 29, 2021, revealed the presence and use of GW501516, a prohibited hormone and metabolic modulator.

On December 15, 2021, Mr. Stevens signed an Early Admission and Acceptance, thereby admitting to the violation and accepting the asserted period of ineligibility and other consequences. As a result, the four-year period of ineligibility asserted by the CCES was reduced by one year in accordance with Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) rules 7.4.1 and 10.8.1. In light of the athlete serving a period of provisional suspension, the sanction terminates on November 17, 2024.

During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Laval, Quebec, 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.

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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