According to the Canadian Press, Calgary bobsledder Rachelle Fleurant has been suspended two years by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport for an anti-doping violation.
In an announcement made today from Ottawa, Fleurant tested positive for clenbuterol, oxandrolone and hydrochlorothiazide. Clenbuterol and oxandrolone are prohibited substances and hydrochlorothiazide are banned substances.
It would be interesting to find out the difference between a prohibited substance and a banned substance.
Fleurant, who was doubtful in making the Canadian Olympic team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi to begin with, admitted to taking the substances, and an arbitrator imposed a ban that will end October 20, 2014.
Fluerant is the second Calgary bobsledder to be suspended for taking illegal substances. On January 29, Derek Plug was suspended two years for taking an anabolic agent.
The negative news in Canadian bobsledding these days has been mixed with the positive news of the outstanding international performances by pilot Kaillie Humphries.