MARINEAU Mathieu < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 01 Dec 1990 in Quebec, CAN
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Lachute, QC, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Firefighter
Languages English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport at age 11.
Club / Team Club du Nord: Lachute, QC, CAN
Name of coach Guy Marineau [national], CAN
General Interest
Other information SANCTION
In October 2014 the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport [CCES] announced that he had received a two-year ban, ending 08 July 2016, after a urine sample revealed the presence of a banned anabolic agent, SARM S-22. He did not contest the violation but appealed the length of the ban, claiming the substance entered his system unintentionally via an injection for knee pain given by his family physician. The CCES rejected this explanation, but stated in its ruling that it believed the sincerity of the athlete's claims. However, the CCES said this did not discharge him from the burden of establishing the absence of significant fault or negligence, and the two-year ban was upheld. He said that he would concentrate on his career as a firefighter during his time away from the sport. (crdsc-sdrcc.ca, 29 Sep 2014; lawinsport.com, 21 Oct 2014)