Changes coming to CIS anti-doping measures

In what has become a definite theme of the summer, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) officials are preparing to make yet another steroid-related announcement. This Tuesday, the CIS – in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the CFL – will announce their new anti-doping procedures which will be put into place immediately at the university level.

Steroid use among CIS athletes was brought into the spotlight in March when Nathan Zettler, a former University of Waterloo Warrior, was arrested on trafficking charges after he was found to be in possession of mass amounts of performance-enhancing drugs. The CCES and CIS then tested the entire UW football team, and when nine Warriors tested positive, the school’s administration decided to suspend the program for the entire 2010 season.

Players were also tested at Guelph, McMaster and Laurier; however, at this point no positive tests have come out of any of these schools.

The CCES is also expected to announce the most recent results from the tests they have been conducting at universities throughout the nation at Tuesday’s press conference in Ottawa.