Bobsleigh Athlete Commits Anti-Doping Rule Violation

(Ottawa, Ontario – January 4, 2007) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Steve Molnar, a bobsleigh athlete, committed an anti-doping rule violation. The violation occurred during an in-competition doping control conducted at the 2005 Canadian National Championships in Calgary, Alberta on October 21, 2005.

Mr. Molnar’s anti-doping rule violation was a result of his urine sample returning an adverse analytical finding for cannabis, methandienone and oxymetholone, all prohibited substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical findings, Mr. Molnar exercised his right under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program to a hearing before an independent arbitrator for a final determination. The independent arbitrator determined that Mr. Molnar’s adverse analytical findings constitute an anti-doping rule violation, and given this violation is Mr. Molnar’s second violation, the arbitrator imposed a sanction of a lifetime sport ineligibility. A copy of the independent arbitrator’s decision will be available shortly on the website of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (www.adrsportred.ca).

The CCES is an independent, national, non-profit organization. Our mission, to foster ethical sport for all Canadians, is carried out through research, promotion, education, detection and deterrence, as well as through programs and partnerships with other organizations.

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca