Ottawa – February 6, 2023 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Eric Chevrier, a weightlifting athlete, was reinstated from a lifetime ban from sport and is now eligible to participate in all capacities in any sport under Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) or any other World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Signatory’s jurisdiction.

Mr. Chevrier was sanctioned for a second anti-doping rule violation in 1998 for which a lifetime ban was imposed under the 1994 Standard Operating Procedures that were in effect at the time. In 2008, he applied to the CCES for reinstatement, and in 2010 was partially reinstated as an athlete only. From that time on, he was permitted to compete and train; however, his lifetime coaching ban for sports subject to the CADP and the Code remained in effect.

Under 2021 CADP Rule, an individual serving a period of ineligibility can apply to have their sanction reduced when more recent anti-doping rules would have resulted in a different period of ineligibility being imposed for an anti-doping rule violation adjudicated under stricter rules. Since the 2021 CADP would have resulted in a different period of ineligibility being imposed against him had it been in effect in 1998, Mr. Chevrier applied for full reinstatement under these new rules and the CCES lifted the lifetime coaching ban with immediate effect on November 24, 2022.

The decision was based on the fact that Mr. Chevrier had served 24 years of the lifetime ban for his second anti-doping rule violation, which, under 2021 CADP Rule, would have resulted in an eight-year period of ineligibility being imposed, as opposed to a lifetime period of ineligibility.

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