CIS football athlete duspended for the presence of GHRP-2

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Source:Canadian Centre for Ethics inSport

OTTAWA – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)announced today that Jordan Arkko, a Canadian Interuniversity Sport(CIS) football player from the University of Saskatchewan, receiveda two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Theathlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competitiondoping control on March 3, 2014, revealed the presence of GHRP-2, anon-specified peptide hormone.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverseanalytical finding, Mr. Arkko exercised his right to a hearing.Arbitrator James Hedley imposed a sanction of two yearsineligibility from sport, terminating April 25, 2016. The athlete,who resides in Edmonton, Alberta, is ineligible to participate inany capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-DopingProgram (CADP), including training with teammates.

A copy of the full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organizationwith a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules,the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. Werecognize that true sport can make a great difference forindividuals, 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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