Wrestling athlete suspended for refusing to submit to sample collection
(Ottawa, Ontario – October 10, 2013) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Yak Al-Rekabi, a wrestling athlete, has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.
The athlete refused to submit to sample collection during an in-competition doping control session on March 23, 2013.
Mr. Al-Rekabi did not engage in the hearing process. Based on the evidence provided by the CCES, Arbitrator Patrice Brunet imposed a sanction of two years ineligibility from sport, terminating July 15, 2015. The athlete, who resides in St. Laurent, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.
A copy of the full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.
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