CCES hands Halifax steroid smuggler eight year ban at cycling race
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.”