Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Cannabis

Ottawa – September 15, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Taylor Shadgett, a powerlifting athlete, received a one-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected in competition on May 13, 2022, revealed the presence of cannabis, a prohibited substance. 

The presence of cannabis, classified as both a “specified substance” and a “substance of abuse” on the 2022 World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 150 ng/mL. The CCES assessed the relevant provisions of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and proposed a one-month period of ineligibility for the violation.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Shagdett waived his right to a hearing and accepted the proposed sanction, which terminated on July 28, 2022.

During the sanction period, the athlete was 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 works collaboratively to ensure Canadians have a positive sport experience. Through its programs, the CCES manages unethical issues in sport, protects the integrity of Canadian sport, and promotes True Sport to activate values-based sport on and off the field of play. The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization that is responsible for the administration of the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES makes public every anti-doping rule violation. For more information, visit cces.ca, follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram.

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