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CCES – (Ottawa, Ontario – May 1, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Taylor Findlay, a weightlifting athlete, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on February 12, 2016, revealed the presence of clenbuterol.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Ms. Findlay requested a hearing to determine the violation and whether the four-year sanction period should be eliminated or reduced. On March 13, 2017, Arbitrator Yves Fortier confirmed the violation and imposed a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport. Since the athlete accepted a voluntary provisional suspension on March 10, 2016, her sanction will conclude March 10, 2020. The athlete, who resides in Scarborough, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

A copy of the full decision 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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