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WADA In Process Of Accrediting Brazilian Doping Control Lab In Time For 2016 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 04 / 15

Brazilian anti-doping laboratory Ladetec was unaccredited by WADA in '12; however, this scenario "could change" in about two weeks and in time for the 2016 Olympic Games, according to Bruno Doro of UOL. The Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD), which replaced Ladetec, "is in the fina...

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