U SPORTS Soccer Athlete Suspended for the Presence of D-Amfetamine

Ottawa – January 17, 2023 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Arshjit Pelia, a U SPORTS soccer athlete affiliated with Laurentian University, received a 20-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on October 17, 2021, revealed the presence of d-amfetamine, a prohibited stimulant.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, the athlete signed an Agreement on the Consequences thereby waiving his right to a hearing and accepting the proposed sanction and all other consequences. The sanction terminates on August 16, 2023.

During the sanction period, the athlete is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (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.

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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.