DESPRES EXPRESSES DISMAY OVER UNJUST SUSPENSIONBobsleigh pilot and Olympian Serge Despres talks about his suspension from competing because he tested positive for nandrolone in 2008. This cost him two years of not being able to compete with the Canadian Bobsleigh team, his reputation, and even his income. Together with the suspension he was not allowed by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports to even use the bobsleigh tracks in Calgary and Whistler B.C. Nandrolone is a steroid banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency from being used in professional sports.

Still dismayed by the decision even though he is to be reinstated in August 9, 2009. He felt that it was the centre’s way of telling him who was in charge and they can do anything they wanted. Despres said that the nandrolone found in his system was so minute to cause significant changes in his performance.

Despres says his suspension has ruined his chances to join the national team in the 2010 Olympics. But in order to secure a spot in the team he has to win several cups from the American and European Competitions. And he is set in proving that he deserves to be drafted for the Olympics.