Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos received a two-year sanction from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on Monday for an anti-doping rule violation.
The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on July 9, revealed the presence of prohibited stimulants (oxilofrine and 1,3-dimethylbutylamine), the CCES said in a release.
The stimulants are classified as “specified substances” on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list and are banned in competition.
In response to the notification of the adverse analytical finding, Somos admitted the violation in a timely fashion, waived his right to a hearing and accepted the sanction, the CCES said.
The Edmonton resident is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, including training with teammates.
Courtesy: The Globe And Mail