Lacrosse Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Three Banned Substances

(Ottawa, Ontario – March 13, 2013) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that lacrosse athlete Lewis Ratcliff has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on September 12, 2012, revealed the presence of oxandrolone and clenbuterol, two prohibited anabolic agents, as well as oxycodone, a prohibited narcotic.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Ratcliff waived his right to hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-year sanction ending November 9, 2014. The athlete, who resides in Redmond, Washington, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

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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For further information, please contact:
Justin MacNeill
Communications Coordinator
+1 613-521-3340 x3314
jmacneill@cces.ca

OR

Danielle Côté
Associate Director, External Relations and Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3307
+1 613-799-9057
dcote@cces.ca

 

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