Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Fabrice Robert, a snowboarding athlete, received a two-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on April 5, 2017, revealed the presence of cannabis.
The presence of cannabis, classified as a “specified substance” on the 2017 Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 150 ng/mL. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” can seek to have the sanction reduced to a reprimand. Based on CCES’ assessment of the athlete’s degree of fault, the CCES proposed a two-month period of ineligibility.
In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Robert, waived his right to a hearing and accepted the violation and a sanction of two months ineligibility from sport. Since the athlete agreed to a voluntary provisional suspension on May 8, 2017, his sanction will conclude on July 8, 2017.
The athlete, who resides in Mascouche, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates. In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/canadian-sport-sanction-registry.
• This media release was originally published by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) on 7 June 2017. To access the original, please click here.
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