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Triathlon Athlete Suspended for Presence of Terbutaline



Press Release

15th February 2019

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Robin Tétreault, a triathlon athlete, received an 18-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on June 3, 2018, revealed the presence of terbutaline, a beta-2 agonist.

Terbutaline is classified as a “specified substance” on the Prohibited List. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” will be given a proposed sanction based on the CCES’s assessment of the athlete's degree of fault. In this case, the CCES proposed an 18-month period of ineligibility.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Tétreault admitted the violation in a timely fashion (in accordance with CADP rule 10.11.2), waived his right to a hearing and accepted the proposed sanction, which terminates on March 4, 2020. During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in St. Germaine, QC, 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, the CCES’s file outcome summary can be found at

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