Canoe Kayak Athlete Suspended for Multiple Whereabouts Failures

Ottawa – March 7, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Keenan Simpson, a canoe kayak athlete, received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete accumulated three whereabouts failures during a 12-month period.

Because Mr. Simpson 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 two years was imposed, concluding on January 11, 2024.

During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Revelstoke, BC, 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.

 

About the CCES

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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Megan Cumming
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Canadian Anti-Doping Program

The 2021 Canadian Anti-Doping Program came into effect on January 1, 2021, ensuring the program’s ongoing compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code.