CIS Football Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Oxandrolone

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Source:Canadian Centre for Ethics inSport

OTTAWA – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)announced today that Ranji Atwall, a Canadian Interuniversity Sport(CIS) football player, received a four-year sanction for a secondanti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample,collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 17,2014, in Edmonton, Alberta, revealed the presence of oxandrolone, aprohibited anabolic agent.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverseanalytical finding, Mr. Atwall fully explored his rights under theCanadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and chose to admit the dopingcontrol violation, waive his right to a hearing and accept afour-year sanction ending March 17, 2018. Mr. Atwallconfirmed his intentions on August 20, 2014. The athlete, whoresides in Richmond, British Columbia, is ineligible to participatein any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP.

Mr. Atwall’s first anti-doping rule violation was in 2011for the presence of cannabis while he was playing in the CanadianJunior Football League.

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.

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