Press releases 20 January 2016

Judo Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Testosterone

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Youssef Youssef, a judo athlete, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 31, 2015, revealed the presence of testosterone.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Youssef admitted the anti-doping rule violation and a hearing was held to determine the sanction length. Arbitrator Michel Picher imposed a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport, terminating March 31, 2019. The athlete, who resides in Toronto, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

A copy of the full decision (below) can be found at

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to 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.

• This media release was originally published on the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s (CCES) internet site on 20 January 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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