Updated CCES Statement Regarding COVID-19

(Ottawa, Ontario – March 19, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) recognizes the impact that COVID-19 is having on athletes, sport organizations and all Canadians.

In light of the latest national and regional government directives and measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CCES will significantly reduce testing operations to protect the health and well-being of athletes and sample collection personnel. 

In keeping with global practices during this time, the CCES retains the right to test athletes at any time and we will maintain our readiness to test based on our ongoing intelligence assessments.

Registered Testing Pool athletes are required to maintain up-to-date whereabouts information to reflect changes to training and competition schedules.

The CCES athlete services and education support remain available to help athletes and support personnel navigate medication inquiries, medical exemptions and online learning requirements.

For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the World Health Organization and Health Canada.   

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. 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.

For further information, please contact:

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