Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) reported 16 anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) during 2018/19, representing 0.3% of the 5,344 tests performed, its Annual Report (PDF below) reveals. Of the 16 ADRVs, seven involved a sanction of four years or more; one involved a two year sanction; and eight involved sanctions of less than two years.
From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, 2,245 out of competition (OOC) tests and 1,089 in competition (IC) tests were performed through the Canadian Anti-Doping Programme (CADP), reflecting the global trend of focussing on OOC testing. The largest number of tests were carried out in University Sports (256 IC; 242 OOC), and the smallest number in Para Archery (one IC test) and Wheelchair Tennis (one OOC test).
During the year, searches originating from Canada made up 192,786 of 1.69 million searches worldwide in the Global Drug Reference Online (DRO) system. Global DRO provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List. Global DRO is produced through a partnership between Anti-Doping Switzerland, the CCES, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
The CCES also received 372 substance enquiries directly, via phone or email, during the year. A total of 244 applications for therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) were received, and 105 approvals granted.
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