The former member of the cheerleading squad of the Montreal Alouettes, Marc-André Lauzon, has been suspended four years for the use of a doping product which is highly toxic, has announced the canadian Centre for ethics in sport (CCES).
The urine sample taken as part of a routine test on December 29, 2019 revealed the presence of GW501516, a “modulator of metabolic banned” in Canada.
If the long-term effects of the use of this product are unknown in humans, animal experiments have led to the discovery of toxic effects, according to Health Canada. The GW501516 is part of the list of prohibited substances by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) over the past several years.
Lauzon, who is also a member of the canadian team, cheerleading squad and has been part of the coaching staff of the Carabins of the Université de Montréal, has not contested the positive result in the doping control. His sanction will end on January 28, 2024.
“During the period of the sanction, it is forbidden for the athlete, who resides in La Prairie, Quebec, to participate in any capacity in a sport signatory to the CADP (canadian anti-doping Program), including training with his teammates,” explained the canadian Centre for ethics in sport by way of a press release.