Breaking: Lewis Ratcliff receives two-year ban after testing positive for three substances at Mann Cup
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport has announced that Langley Thunder forward Lewis Ratcliff has been suspended from domestic and international competition for two years as a sanction for testing positive for three banned substances at the 2012 Mann Cup. Ratcliff tested positive for two steroids and a prohibited narcotic pain medicine, according to the CCES report. The ban took effect November 10, 2012 and runs until November 9, 2014. It means he will not be eligible for international competition or the Western Lacrosse Association, and that his scoring statistics from the 2012 Mann Cup will be stricken from the record books. Check back frequently as IL Indoor will update the story as more information becomes available.
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport statement
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that lacrosse athlete Lewis Ratcliff has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on September 12, 2012, revealed the presence of oxandrolone and clenbuterol, two prohibited anabolic agents, as well as oxycodone, a prohibited narcotic.
In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Ratcliff waived his right to hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-year sanction ending November 9, 2014. The athlete, who resides in Redmond, Washington, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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