WADA suspends Athens’ anti-doping lab

Mumbai, August 20 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) has revoked the accreditation of the doping control laboratory in Athens, Greece due to non-compliance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) and related technical documents and Technical Letters.

The recommendation of WADA’s Disciplinary Committee was approved by its Executive Committee (ExCo) at an extraordinary meeting held online on Thursday.

The Athens laboratory, already suspended, was immediately notified of the Ex-Co decision; and as such is still not eligible to analyze doping control samples for anti-doping organizations that comply with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), ”WADA said in a press release on Friday.

“The Athens Laboratory was also informed that if it were to seek WADA accreditation in the future, it may request that WADA expedite the re-accreditation process, which must be approved by WADA ExCo in accordance with Article of the ISL,” the publication added.



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