December 11/03 4:41 am - Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Third Quarter Reports
Posted by Editoress on 12/11/03
Major International Events Highlight Third Quarter for Canada's Domestic Doping Control Program
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is pleased to report that 854 doping control tests were conducted during the third quarter of 2003. Of the total tests conducted by the CCES, 649 were conducted on Canadian athletes. Three doping infractions were reported from the activities of the third quarter.
The CCES provided Doping Control services to several international events held in Canada during the third quarter. Included in those events were two world championships: the IBSA (International Blind Sport Federation) World Games and Championships in Quebec City, Quebec and the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The CCES domestic program reported that 74% of the members of the Canadian Pan American Games Team were tested in the six months prior to the games as part of the CCES Pre-Games Testing Policy. The CCES continued its blood testing pilot project in the third quarter. Blood/Urine samples were collected at the Canadian Cycling Association's Track National Championships, Athletics Canada's National Athletics Championships and Swimming Canada's Club National Championships.
The CCES reports statistics in the following categories:
Domestic Program: A total of 544 tests were conducted as part of the domestic testing program. Of these tests, all were conducted on Canadian athletes with 334 (61%) on an unannounced basis and 210 (39%) on an announced basis. Infractions were reported in the sports of Bodybuilding.
Blood Testing Pilot Project: A total of 14 blood/urine tests were conducted on athletes in the sports of Athletics, Swimming and Cycling.
Major/International Games: A total of 197 tests were conducted on athletes at nine different events held in Canada, 18 of the athletes tested were Canadian and 179 were foreign athletes.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) tests: A total of 90 tests were conducted at the request of the World Anti-Doping Agency. 77 tests were carried out on Canadian athletes and 13 on foreign athletes.
International Federation (IF) tests: At the request of various International Federations, the CCES conducted a total of 9 tests on foreign athletes.
Contract Service tests: A total of 14 tests were conducted outside of the Canadian Policy on Doping in Sport for the sports of Bodybuilding and Equestrian.
The CCES is responsible for all aspects of the Canadian Doping Control Program, including athlete testing. The Program is certified under ISO 9001: 2000 and the CCES provides quarterly and annual reports of all doping control tests carried out in Canada.
Doping Control Statistics for Canadian Athletes for Third Quarter 2003 Under the Domestic Program
Doping Control Statistics for Canadian Athletes for Third Quarter 2003 at Major / International Games
|Cross Country Ski||3||0||3|
|Roller Sports: Hockey||10||0||10|
|Ten Pin Bowling||1||0||1|
|IBSA World Championships Blind: Cycling||0||3||3|
|IBSA World Championships Blind: Goal Ball||0||2||2|
|IBSA World Championships Blind: Judo||0||1||1|
|IBSA World Championships Blind: Powerlifting||0||3||3|
|IBSA World Championships Blind: Swimming||0||4||4|
|Dressage International Equestrian||0||3||3|
|49th Traversee Internationale du Swimming|
|FINA Jr Women's World Water Polo|
* The CCES may not always receive laboratory results at certain international events.Doping Control Statistics for Canadian Athletes for Third Quarter 2003 on behalf of WADA
Doping Control Statistics for Foreign Athletes for Third Quarter 2003 on behalf of WADA
Doping Control Statistics for Foreign Athletes for Third Quarter 2003 on behalf of International Federations
Unannounced: refers to athlete testing conducted with little or no warning, primarily occurring during training and out of competition.
Announced: refers to scheduled testing primarily during competitions where athletes are aware that testing will occur.
* In addition to the above noted infractions on Canadian athletes, please note that positive findings of international athletes are dealt in accordance with the appropriate International Federations and therefore not represented above.