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April 12, 2012
Another athlete tests positive for banned substances

Weightlifter Suspended for Clenbuterol Violation

(Ottawa, Ontario - April 12, 2012) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that weightlifter Nick Roberts has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete's urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on February 20, 2012, revealed the presence of clenbuterol, a prohibited anabolic agent. In response to the CCES' notification of the adverse analytical finding, Roberts waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-year sanction ending February 20, 2014. The athlete is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for profit organization. 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. http://www.cces.ca/en/news-199-weightlifter-suspended-for-clenbuterol-violation