Statement from the World Curling Federation
Anti-Doping Rule Violation:
On 14th June 2013, the WCF Doping Hearing Panel has rendered the following decision:
IN THE MATTER OF ALLEGED DOPING OFFENCE BY Mr. MATT DUMONTELLE (CANADA)
Contrary to WCF Anti-Doping Regulation 2.1
Following the deliberations of the Hearing Panel released on 14th June 2013, on behalf of the World Curling Federation, the Hearing Panel are unanimous in their view that Mr. Dumontelle has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and that this constitutes a Doping Offence under ADR Article 2.1. The Panel confirm that the sanction applicable in this case should be 2 years from the date of his provisional suspension which was effective from 6th May 2013. In accordance with ADR Article 9, the athlete shall have his results disqualified and silver medal withdrawn from the World Men’s Curling Championship 2013.
The case was brought before the Hearing Panel following an Adverse Analytical Finding in an In Competition test on Mr Dumontelle, the alternate for the Canadian Men’s team, following the final of the World Men’s Curling Championship held in Victoria, Canada, on 7th April 2013. Mr Dumontelle tested positive for Methandienone which is a Prohibited Substance listed in category S1A Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) of the WADA Prohibited List of 2013.
The Athlete and WADA have the right of appeal regarding this decision.
A full copy of the written decision of the Hearing Panel is attached to this statement.