CCES – (Ottawa, Ontario – June 7, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Nicola Terbasket, a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) basketball player, received a sanction of two months for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on March 19, 2016, revealed the presence of cannabis.
The presence of cannabis, classified as a “specified substance” on the Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 150 ng/mL. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” can seek to have the sanction reduced to a reprimand. Based on CCES’ assessment of the athlete’s degree of fault, the CCES proposed a two-month period of ineligibility.
As a result of Ms. Terbasket’s Timely Admission of the anti-doping rule violation, pursuant to CADP Rule 10.11.2, her sanction will conclude on June 11, 2016. The athlete, who resides in Nanaimo, British Columbia, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.
In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ reasoned decision can be found atwww.cces.ca/canadian-sport-sanction-registry.
The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. 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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