CIS Football Athletes Suspended for Doping Violations

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Ottawa (ISN) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that two Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athletes have each received a two-year sanction for respective anti-doping rule violations.

On March 24, 2012, Luca Urbani refused to submit to sample collection. One week later, on March 31, Vincent Plourde admitted to using stanozolol, a prohibited anabolic agent. Both violations occurred during out-of-competition testing missions at Bishop’s University.

In response to the CCES’ notification, the athletes waived their right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted the two-year sanction. Urbani’s sanction ends on March 24, 2014, and Plourde’s ends on March 31, 2014. The athletes are ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. 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.

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