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Kayak athlete suspended for the presence of Terbutaline

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 27, 2014) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Austin Denman, a kayak athlete, received a two-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.


The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on July 19, 2013, revealed the presence of terbutaline, a prohibited beta-2 agonist.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Denman, an athlete from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, exercised his right to a hearing under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). Arbitrator Richard H. McLaren imposed a sanction period of two months, which ended February 16, 2014.

A copy of the full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.

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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