Source: Justin MacNeill, CCES CommunicationsCoordinator

OTTAWA (CCES) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport(CCES) confirmed today that Quinn Smith, a Canadian InteruniversitySport (CIS) football player, received a two-year sanction for ananti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample,collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 21,2014, revealed the presence of stanozolol, a prohibited anabolicagent.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverseanalytical finding, Mr. Smith waived his right to a hearing,admitted to the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-yearsanction ending March 21, 2016. The athlete, who resides inScarborough, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacitywith any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program(CADP), including training with teammates.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profitorganization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Underthe CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping ruleviolation. We recognize that true sport can make a great differencefor individuals, communities and our country. We are committed toworking collaboratively to activate a values-based andprinciple-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sportfrom the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; andadvocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.