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Judo Athlete Suspended for Presence of Testosterone

Judo Ontario was disappointed to learn of Ontario judoka, Youssef Youssef’s anti-doping rule violation which has resulted in a four year sanction by The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).  Judo Ontario is strongly opposed to all forms of doping and as a result of this, will plan to further integrate anti-doping awareness and education into our programming.  Under the sanction, Youssef Youssef “is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.”[1]

The CCES press release can be found at  A copy of the full decision can be found at

Judo Ontario is committed to working collaboratively with Judo Canada and the CCES to ensure integrity and fair-play for the entire judo community.

[1] The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). News. Judo Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Justin MacNeill Communications Coordinator, 20 Jan. 2016. Web.


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