“The financial contribution we received last November from Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee made it possible for us to test all these athletes before the Games,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “This was our most robust pre-Games testing program to date and we are very proud of Team Canada’s commitment to clean sport.”
The CCES also implemented a comprehensive and intelligence-based approach to its year-round anti-doping program. This work is part of other enhancements being made to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program which is based on testing the right athlete, at the right place and the right time. The enhancements will also support the anti-doping efforts for the Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016 Games along with all Canadian athletes, winter or summer.
“During the fall and winter, the CCES worked closely with the Canadian Olympic Committee to ensure athletes could be tested in or out of competition once they were officially named to a roster,” said Melia. “The CCES completed more than 700 urine tests and 103 blood tests between October 2013 and February 2014.”
As part of its pre-Sochi anti-doping initiatives, the CCES provided athletes with access to an e-learning module to educate them on all aspects of the anti-doping process.
Training new doping control officers
Doping control program statistics
|Doping Control Tests
|Canadian Anti-Doping Program
The International Skating Union signed a new two-year agreement with the CCES for anti-doping services and a three-year agreement with the International Triathlon Union began in January, 2014.
Violations and sanctions
Athlete Services statistics
|| Q4 Q4
|| 108 102
|| 22,093 17,789
|Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications processed
|| 48 31
|| 1,759 1,200
Report Doping Hotline: 1-800-710-CCES
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