Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos gets two-year sanction for anti-doping Breach

Canadian powerlifter Niko Somos obtained a two-year sanction in the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on Monday for an anti-doping rule breach.

The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on July 9, revealed the presence of illegal stimulants (oxilofrine and 1,3-dimethylbutylamine), the CCES stated in a release.

The stimulants are categorized as “specified substances” on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list and are prohibited in competition.

In response to this notification of the adverse analytical finding, Somos admitted that the breach in a timely manner, waived his right to a hearing and approved the sanction, the CCES stated.

The Edmonton resident is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any game signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, including training with teammates.

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail