Powerlifting Athlete Suspended for Presence of Ephedrine

(Ottawa, Ontario – October 11, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that David Troeung, a powerlifting athlete, received a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on July 21, 2018, revealed the presence of ephedrine, a prohibited stimulant.

The presence of ephedrine, classified as a “specified substance” on the Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 10 mcg/mL. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), the sanction for an anti-doping rule violation involving a specified substance may be increased if the CCES determines that the athlete acted with intent. Based on the CCES’s assessment of the circumstances, the CCES proposed a four-year period of ineligibility.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Troeung waived his right to a hearing and accepted the proposed sanction, which terminates on August 18, 2022. The athlete, who resides in Toronto, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates, during the sanction period.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’s file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.

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 making sport better by 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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