Swimming Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Methylphenidate
Ottawa – August 2, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Tayden De Pol, a swimming athlete, received a one-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation stemming from two separate sample collection sessions. The athlete’s urine samples, collected in competition on March 25, 2022, and April 6, 2022, both revealed the presence of methylphenidate, a prohibited substance. The prohibited substance was consumed by the athlete in a prescription medication for which a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) had not yet been granted by the CCES. The CCES has since granted the athlete a TUE for use of methylphenidate.