Wrestling Athlete Suspended for Refusing to Submit to Sample Collection


Louis Daignault

June 5, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario (ISN) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Amanda Gerhart has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.

The athlete refused to submit to sample collection during an out-of-competition doping control session on January 30, 2013.

In response to the CCES’ notification of an anti-doping rule violation, Ms. Gerhart exercised her right to a hearing. Arbitrator John P. Sanderson imposed a sanction of two years ineligibility from sport, terminating March 12, 2015. The athlete, who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.