Canada’s sports anti-doping watchdog could launch an investigation after two Vancouver men were featured in an Al-Jazeera hidden-camera investigation.
A Yaletown clinic has already suspended a contract with naturopath Brandon Spletzer after he was shown in the documentary allegedly bringing performance enhancing drugs into Canada and giving them to a British athlete, who was actually undercover and working for the international news outlet.
President of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Paul Melia, says the agency is reviewing the evidence.
“If there was enough evidence to assert an anti-doping rule violation, we would do that, and then there would be an opportunity for the person that we asserted against to have a hearing before an independent arbitrator. Then, only if a doping violation is confirmed would all of this be made public.”
Local pharmacist Chad Robertson is also implicated in the doping probe.