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Manukhov given two-year ban for anti-doping rule violation

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The Canadian Press
5/30/2013 4:33:07 PM
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OTTAWA - Canadian wrestler Ilya Manukhov was handed a two-year ban by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on Thursday for an anti-doping rule violation.

The athlete's urine sample collected during in-competition doping control on March 23 revealed the presence of the prohibited anabolic agent trenbolone and the prohibited hormone modulator letrozole, the CCES said in a release.

The Toronto wrestler waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the violation and accepted the sanction ending May 8, 2015, the CCES said.

"We at Wrestling Canada believe in a clean sport and clean performances," Wrestling Canada president Don Ryan said in a release. "We have been diligent in educating our athletes competing for Canada about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, working closely with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Knowing the rules, all of them, is ultimately the responsibility of athletes.

"I want to make it very clear: taking shortcuts to victory, cheating, will not be tolerated. We take seriously any infraction to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, and will undoubtedly and relentlessly support the CCES in its activities."

Manukhov also will not be able to train with teammates while the ban is in effect. He is also not eligible to receive funding from Sport Canada's athlete assistance program.

Drug Testing (Photo: Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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