CIS Football Athlete suspended for the Presence of Tamoxifen

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by Louis Daignault

December 19, 2013, Ottawa (ISN) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athlete Mackenzie Morrison has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.

The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on September 24, 2013, revealed the presence of tamoxifen (an estrogen receptor modulator).

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Morrison waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-year sanction ending December 5, 2015. The athlete, who resides in Acton, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

The CCES 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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