Port Hope born Canadian Quarter-miler, Graeme Thompson has gotten his sentence reduced by two years after tested positive for clenbuterol and tamoxifen in an in-competition test in July.
An 85th World ranked 400m, Thompson was suspended for two years after the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) ruled he had ingested banned substances unintentionally.
He has avoided the maximum four-year ban as the CCES determined that the violation committed by the athlete was not intentional.
Thompson waived his right to a hearing and accepted the suspension, which expires on October 9, 2021.
The decision from the CCES rules him out of attempting to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Both substances are on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances.
Thompson was in Canada’s pool for the 4 x 400 relay at the 2019 world athletics championship, but did not race there.