October 9, 2013, OTTAWA ON (ISN) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Dmitry Shulga, a swimming athlete, has received an 11-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on February 16, 2013, revealed the presence of prohibited stimulants, N-ethyl-l-phenyl-2-butanamine and 1-phenyl-2-butanamine.

N-ethyl-l-phenyl-2-butanamine and 1-phenyl-2-butanamine are classified as “specified substances” on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, banned in-competition. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a specified substance can seek a sanction reduction from two years of ineligibility down to a reprimand.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Shulga exercised his right to a hearing. Arbitrator Stephen L. Drymer imposed a sanction of 11 months ineligibility from sport, terminating March 7, 2014. The athlete, who resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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

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