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World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends Rio Drug-Testing Lab

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 16

Doping samples taken at the Rio Olympics "will not be tested in the host city following an extraordinary suspension of the laboratory's accreditation," according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The facility that was set to be in overdrive through August -- analyzing samples from the b...

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