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CCES – (Ottawa, Ontario – July 26, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Mohamad Arnaout, a powerlifting athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on February 17, 2017, revealed the presence of GW501516 and SARM S-22.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Arnaout admitted the violation in a timely fashion – in accordance with Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Rule 10.11.2 – and requested a hearing to determine the sanction length.

While the athlete initially requested a hearing, he failed to participate in the hearing process within the timelines outlined in CADP Rule 7.10.2. As a result, the proposed four-year sanction for his admitted violation was confirmed by reason of a Deemed Waiver. The athlete, who resides in Milton, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, until the termination of the sanction on February 17, 2021.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file summary can be found at

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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