The CCES Wraps Up Testing Program Prior to Beijing 2022 Olympics

Ottawa – February 4, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has completed its pre-Games testing program for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. For the second time this year, we managed pre-Games testing while navigating the complexities of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and evolving team membership. This process provides Canadians the confidence that our athletes will be competing clean when the Games open. The CCES wishes all members of Team Canada a fulfilling and positive experience at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.

“The CCES worked diligently to fulfill our commitment to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the athletes who will represent Canada at the Beijing Games,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “Our pre-Games testing program was comprehensive, intelligence based, and incorporated testing recommendations from the International Testing Agency (ITA).” The International Olympic Committee delegated the implementation of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games anti-doping program to the ITA who issued risk-based testing recommendations to testing authorities.

All athletes who were nominated to represent Canada at the Olympic Games were provided with anti-doping information, resources and education, including the CCES's True Sport Clean online learning course; a comprehensive course that ensures athletes understand their rights and responsibilities in the doping control context.

“The CCES is pleased to work with Canadian and international partners to pursue our testing goals, which protect athletes’ rights to their Olympic moments in Beijing,” said Mr. Melia. “We hope the Games are a safe and healthy experience and we encourage Team Canada to embrace the True Sport Principles that represent the good sport Canadians believe in.”

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based 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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