Press releases 30th August 2016

Wrestling Athlete Suspended for Presence of Meldonium

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Tamerlan Tagziev, a wrestling athlete, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on May 8, 2016, revealed the presence of meldonium.

In accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), if an athlete does not engage in the results process, the anti-doping rule violation and sanction are confirmed by way of a deemed waiver. Since Mr. Tagziev did not engage in the results process, the violation was confirmed and a sanction was imposed on August 10, 2016. The athlete, who resides in Toronto, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until August 9, 2020.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg. The full decision is available here.

• This media release was originally published by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) on 29 August 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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