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Cyclist Suspended for Testosterone Violation

release by the CCES

August 08, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that cyclist Greg Cavanagh has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on June 10, 2012, revealed the presence of testosterone, a prohibited anabolic agent.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Cavanagh waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-year sanction ending July 9, 2014. The athlete is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. 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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