uOttawa Jamie Harry suspended for use of banned substance

(Ottawa, Ontario – February 7, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Jamie Harry, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of Ottawa, received a four-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on September 29, 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 a four-month period of ineligibility.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Harry waived his right to a hearing and accepted a sanction of four months ineligibility from sport, which terminates March 19, 2019. During that time, the athlete, who resides in Gatineau, 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 www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.

About the CCES
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