Wrestling Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Oxandrolone
Ottawa – July 4, 2023 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Navid Zanganeh, a wrestling athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during an in-competition sample collection session on March 11, 2023, revealed the presence of oxandrolone, a prohibited anabolic agent.
Because the athlete failed to dispute the anti-doping rule violation within the timelines specified in the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), the violation and the sanction were confirmed by way of a deemed waiver. A sanction of four years was imposed, which terminates on April 24, 2027.
During the sanction period, the athlete is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.
In compliance with rule 8.4 of the CADP, the CCES’s file outcome summary can be found in the Canadian Sport Sanction Registry
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