Taekwondo Athlete Suspended for Furosemide Violation

(Ottawa, Ontario – November 15, 2012) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Ashley Kraayeveld has received a four-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample collected during in-competition doping control at the 2012 Canadian Senior Taekwondo Championships on June 28, 2012 revealed the presence of furosemide, a prohibited diuretic.

Ms. Kraayeveld is a taekwondo athlete residing in Mississauga, Ontario.

Diuretics are classified as “specified substances” on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” can seek a sanction reduction from two years of ineligibility down to a reprimand.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Ms. Kraayeveld promptly admitted to the anti-doping rule violation but exercised her right to a hearing to determine the length of sanction to be served. Based on the athlete’s degree of fault for the presence of furosemide, Arbitrator Fraser imposed a sanction of four months ineligibility from sport. Under CADP rule 7.13, as a result of Ms. Kraayeveld’s prompt admission and early acceptance of a provisional suspension, the period of ineligibility began on June 28, 2012, the date of sample collection, and concluded on October 28, 2012.

A copy of the full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for profit organization. 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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