Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Alexis Barrière, a boxing athlete, received a five-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on January 14, 2019, revealed the presence of stanozolol, a prohibited anabolic agent.
Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation will be given a proposed sanction based on the CCES’s assessment of the athlete’s degree of fault. In this case, the CCES considered the athlete’s fault to be low as the athlete’s contact with stanozolol was inadvertent and thus the CCES proposed a five-month period of ineligibility.
In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Barrière admitted the anti-doping rule violation and accepted the proposed sanction, which terminated on July 20, 2019. During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, was ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.
• This media release was published by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) on 5 March 2020. Click here for the original .