Western University running back suspended four years for violating anti-doping rule

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OTTAWA — The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport announced Wednesday that Western University running back Edouard Wanadi has been suspended four years for violating an anti-doping rule.

The CCES says a Wanadi urine sample collected on Oct. 11, 2022, during out-of-competition doping control revealed the presence of GW501516, a prohibited metabolic modulator.

Wanadi waived his right to a hearing and admitted his violation, says the CCES, which is imposing the provisional ban beginning on Nov. 10, 2022, and ending Nov. 9, 2026.

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The Saint-Jerome, Que., native will be ineligible to participate in any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program for the duration of his suspension.

Wanadi rushed for 908 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine OUA games last season as a sophomore, helping the Mustangs win the Yates Cup.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 10, 2023.

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