Russian lab’s flaws throw Olympic testing into limbo

The Globe and Mail
Saturday 16th November, 2013

Less than three months before the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, the anti-doping laboratory in Russia charged with conducting drug screenings at those Winter Games has been deemed unreliable and may lose its authority to test Olympic athletes.The World Anti-Doping Agency learned this week that the drug-testing facility in Moscow had fallen below the agency’s standards. A team of laboratory experts reported those findings to officials at the anti-doping agency and recommended that the lab be stripped of its accreditation. That would leave the Sochi Games, in February, without a compete…

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