Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Cannabis
Ottawa – September 15, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Taylor Shadgett, a powerlifting athlete, received a one-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected in competition on May 13, 2022, revealed the presence of cannabis, a prohibited substance.
The presence of cannabis, classified as both a “specified substance” and a “substance of abuse” on the 2022 World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 150 ng/mL. The CCES assessed the relevant provisions of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and proposed a one-month period of ineligibility for the violation.
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