DOPING IN ATHLETICS: WADA REVOKES ACCREDITATION OF MOSCOW LAB

DOPING IN ATHLETICS: WADA REVOKES ACCREDITATION OF MOSCOW LAB

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DOPING IN ATHLETICS:  WADA REVOKES ACCREDITATION OF MOSCOW LAB

– The Moscow Anti-doping Center has had its accreditation revoked by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for the country’s capital city Anti-doping Center inability to perform anti-doping activities since 10 November

Athletics doping: Wada revokes accreditation of moscow Lab
INTERIOR, MOSCOW LAB

DOPING IN ATHLETICS:  WADA REVOKES ACCREDITATION OF MOSCOW LAB                                                  

It would be remembered that Moscow Lab was suspended months ago due to the allegations of doping , extortion and cover-ups in Russian athletics.

The hammer according to WADA’s statement was as a result of Moscow’s non-compliance with world standards and started to take effect from the moment the decision was taken.

In a rather surprising step on Friday, WADA has suspended the accreditation of Lisbon anti-doping laboratory.

As at the moment of compilation of this piece, WADA is yet to disclose its reason for the suspension of the Portuguese facility.

In the report of WADA’s independent commission, published on 9 November, officials from the Moscow laboratory were accused of intentionally and maliciously destroying more than 1,400 samples after receiving written notification from WADA to preserve target samples.

Since this suspension on 10 November, it has been prevented from carrying out any WADA related anti-doping activities including all analyses of urine and blood samples.

DOPING IN ATHLETICS:  WADA REVOKES ACCREDITATION OF MOSCOW LAB

The decision means the lab will continue to be stopped from carrying out the testing of doping control samples on behalf of WADA or any testing authority.

This also means that Russia’s athletics federation remains banned from international competition for its alleged involvement in doping, with about 120 days to go before commencement of Rio Olympics.

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International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) imposed the sanction after Wada’s report accused the country of “state-sponsored doping”.

Russia is hoping to persuade the sport’s authorities, as it has done enough to tackle doping to have the ban lifted in time for the Games, which begin on 5 August.

A decision is likely to be taken at an IAAF council meeting later this year.

The laboratory may appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days of receipt of notice.

DOPING IN ATHLETICS:  WADA REVOKES ACCREDITATION OF MOSCOW LAB