Snowboarding athlete suspended for presence of cannabis

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Press Release

7 June 2017

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Fabrice Robert, a snowboarding athlete, received a two-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on April 5, 2017, revealed the presence of cannabis.

The presence of cannabis, classified as a “specified substance” on the 2017 Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 150 ng/mL. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” can seek to have the sanction reduced to a reprimand. Based on CCES’ assessment of the athlete's degree of fault, the CCES proposed a two-month period of ineligibility.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Robert, waived his right to a hearing and accepted the violation and a sanction of two months ineligibility from sport. Since the athlete agreed to a voluntary provisional suspension on May 8, 2017, his sanction will conclude on July 8, 2017. The athlete, who resides in Mascouche, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/canadian-sport-sanction-registry.

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 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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Un athlète de snowboard suspendu pour la présence de cannabis

le 7 juin 2017 – Le Centre canadien pour l’éthique dans le sport (CCES) vient d’annoncer que Fabrice Robert, un athlète de snowboard, s’est vu imposer une suspension de deux mois pour une violation des règles antidopage. Cette violation a été découverte par l’analyse d’un échantillon d’urine recueilli durant un contrôle de dopage en compétition réalisé le 5 avril 2017, qui a révélé la présence de cannabis.

La présence dans l’urine de cannabis, qui fait partie des «substances spécifiées» sur la Liste des interdictions, à une concentration supérieure à 150 ng/ml est considérée un résultat d’analyse anormal. En vertu des règles du Programme canadien antidopage (PCA), une athlète qui commet une première violation dans le cas d’une « substance spécifiée » peut demander que sa sanction soit réduite. À partir de l’évaluation faite par le CCES du degré de la faute de l’athlète, le CCES a recommandé une suspension de deux mois.

En réponse à l’avis du CCES concernant ce résultat d’analyse anormal, M. Robert a renoncé à son droit d’audition et accepté la violation et une suspension de deux mois. Étant donné que M. Robert avait volontairement accepté une suspension temporaire le 8 mai 2017, sa période de suspension prendra fin le 8 juillet 2017. Durant cette période, il est interdit à cet athlète, qui réside à Mascouche, au Québec, de participer, peu importe à quel titre, à tout sport organisé signataire du PCA, y compris de s’entraîner avec ses coéquipiers.

Conformément à la règle 7.10 du PCA, une copie de la lettre dans laquelle le CCES énonce les motifs de sa décision est affichée à l’adresse suivante : https://cces.ca/fr/registre-canadien-des-sanctions-antidopage

The Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport is the national, independent, non-profit organization responsible for the administration of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. Under the BCP rules, the CCES is required to make public any anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that healthy sport can make a big difference for individuals, communities and our country. We have made a commitment to work together to activate a values-based and principled sport system; To protect the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; And to defend sport that is fair, safe and open to all.

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