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November 27/07 4:23 am - CCES Releases Doping Control Statistics for July to September 2007

Posted by Editor on 11/27/07

CCES Releases Doping Control Statistics for July to September 2007

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has released the doping control statistics for July through September, detailing both In Competition (IC) and Out of Competition (OOC) testing undertaken during the period. 941 tests were conducted, with 86% under the domestic doping control program (ie, not international event testing), and 63% OOC tests.

Cycling was, once again, one of the most tested sports, with 71 of the 806 domestic tests (9%). It was surpassed only by Athletics (139 tests) and CIS-Football (77 tests). Full statistics for all testing are in the table below, followed by the text of the CCES release discussing the testing period.

July to September 2007 Domestic Doping Control Statistics
Alpine Skiing01212
CCAA - Football02121
CIS - Football235477
Cross Country Skiing077
Field Hockey12517
Figure Skating011
Freestyle Skiing066
Gymnastics - Artistic088
Gymnastics - Trampoline044
Junior football101525
Modern Pentathlon606
Skiing - IPC Nordic044
Sledge Hockey088
Speed Skating42327
Synchronized Swimming01010
Volleyball - Beach426
Water Polo044
Water Skiing606
Wheelchair Basketball011
Wheelchair Rugby066
Wheelchair Tennis022
IC ˆ In Competition
OOC ˆ Out Of Competition
July to September 2007 Fee-for-Service Doping Control Statistics
Sport Tests conducted for:ICOOCTotal
Athletics International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)202
Athletics International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU)606
Bodybuilding International Natural Bodybuilding Association404
Bodybuilding Neutron Sport and Fitness101
Cycling Canadian Cycling Association (CCA)033
Equestrian Equine Canada022
Equestrian International Equestrian Federation (FEI)404
Fencing International Fencing Federation (FIE)36036
Lacrosse International Federation of Women's Lacrosse (IFWLA)404
Rugby International Rugby Board (IRB)808
Sailing Anti-Doping Norway10010
Swimming Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)12012
Triathlon International Triathlon Union (ITU)11011
Volleyball International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)808
Water Polo Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)14014
July to September 2007 Anti-Doping Rule Violations
Athlete Gender Sport Violation Sanction
Turner, Don M Wheelchair Basketball Cocaine2 Years Ineligibility
Watson, Shawn M Wheelchair Basketball Cocaine2 Years Ineligibility
Undisclosed N/A Wheelchair Basketball Cannabis Warning & Reprimand
Undisclosed N/A Canoe-Kayak Cannabis Warning & Reprimand

CCES Report on Testing for July-September, 2007

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) made prevention and promotion a priority during the three-month summer quarter, rolling out an online education program to student-athletes prior to the start of the post-secondary sport season. The school sport season was also a factor in the high number of doping control tests completed during the period (941 tests), a result of a test distribution plan that targets detection and deterrence at all levels of amateur sport.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) showed its bold leadership in doping-free sport with its resolution to make online doping education mandatory for its student-athletes. To date, 10,532 university athletes have successfully completed the one-hour multimedia information session as part of their eligibility requirement. The Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) also rolled out the online course to college athletes, with 3,214 college athletes passing the online course and thousands more experiencing it as a team presentation.

"The incredible uptake of our e-learning tool has been really exciting," said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. "The fact that we have directly reached thousands of athletes with our ethical sport message motivates us to consider the potential of taking it to high school kids. For this audience, we'd like to focus on inspiring them with the principles of True Sport and showing them some decision-making tools to help make sport a positive experience for them and for their peers."

Of the 941 tests the CCES conducted between July and September 2007, 86% were carried out under the domestic doping control program (806 tests). The strong quarter was anchored by 509 tests (63%) conducted out of competition, a direct result of our increasingly effective athlete whereabouts program. See the attached table for details by sport on tests conducted on Canadian athletes.

A large number of tests were done on behalf of national and international federations during events held in Canada (125 tests). Specifically, 36 tests were conducted for the PanAm Fencing Championships, and 26 for FINA during the Women's Water Polo World League Super Finals 8 and the Traversée internationale du Lac Memphrémagog.

The CCES also provided testing services for the Association of National Anti-Doping Organizations (ANADO, 5 tests) and for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA, 5 tests) under their out-of-competition testing programs.

There were four anti-doping rule violations reported during this three-month period. Two athletes in the sport of wheelchair basketball received a two-year sanction, and two additional athletes in the sports of canoe/kayak and wheelchair basketball received a warning and reprimand.

In preparation for the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010, the CCES is increasing the numbers of doping control officers (DCOs) certified to conduct sample collection. A training workshop was held in Ottawa in August, where 17 new DCOs were given hands-on doping control training as the first step toward certification.

The CCES is an independent, national, non-profit organization. Our mission, to foster ethical sport for all Canadians, is carried out through research, promotion, education, detection and deterrence, as well as through programs and partnerships with other organizations.


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