US Paralympic track & field athlete, Crouse, accepts sanction for anti-doping rule violation

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 23, 2013) - USADA announced today that Camdin Crouse, of Snow Shoe, Pa., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic track & field, has tested positive for prohibited substances and received a two-year suspension for his doping offense.

Crouse, 25, tested positive for Amphetamine and Methylhexaneamine as the result of an in-competition urine sample collected on June 14, 2013 at the U.S. Paralympic Track & Field National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Amphetamine and Methylhexaneamine are Stimulants prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and International Paralympic Committee (“IPC”) Anti‐Doping Code, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (“Code”) and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

Crouse’s two-year period of ineligibility began on August 8, 2013, the date a provisional suspension was imposed. As a result of the violation, Crouse has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to June 14, 2013, the date his sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.

In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, periodic newsletters, and protocol and policy reference documentation.

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs. 

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