Cycling’s newest doping violation comes from an unlikely source. Greg Doucette, who made headlines in 2012 when he was charged with
smuggling illegal steroids into Canada, crossed paths with anti-doping
officials in May, 2018. After his latest run-in, CCES announced the former weightlifter would be banned from sport for eight years as a result of refusing to submit a sample.
While new to cycling, Doucette is most famous for his career as a professional powerlifter and his 2012 arrest for smuggling illegal steroids. Doucette won the heavyweight division at the 2012 Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships, earning him a prestigious Pro Card from the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB).The achievement was short-lived. Just a week later, Doucette was charged on August 24, 2012. Officials found $250, 000 of performance-enhancing drugs and seized $23, 000 in case from his Halifax home. In 2014, Doucette paid $52,000 fine after being successfully charged with “possessing, smuggling, importing, trafficking and distributing anabolic steroids.”