“Pee is gold” was as soon as Canadian dash canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe’s motto when it got here to anti-doping assessments.

But her profession was on the road when she examined constructive for a mysterious hint of a banned substance. 

Laurence adopted the clues to learn the way the drug ended up in her system…and bought greater than she bargained for.  

Is our progress in anti-doping science and know-how unfairly punishing unwitting athletes? Or is it essential to forged a large web within the battle towards medication in sport? 


Laurence Vincent Lapointe 
Canoe Sprint athlete 

Dr Naomi Speers 
Chief Science Officer 
Sport Integrity Australia 

Dr Catherine Ordway 
Assistant Professor, Sport Management
University of Canberra 

Further Information:

World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2021 list of prohibited substances

World Anti-Doping Agency on the “problem of common contaminants in supplements and other products” (Page 12) 

Australian Story on Shayna Jack: ‘Fish Out of Water’


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