WADA suspends Qatar anti-doping lab

November 15, 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended a drug testing laboratory in Qatar from carrying out its work for four months until standards are improved.

The ban, pills which comes just 15 months after it was ratified by the agency, prohibits the laboratory from carrying out any of its anti-doping work including all analyses of blood and urine samples.

The decision to suspend the laboratory is a direct result of the more stringent quality assessment procedures,” said WADA.

The laboratory can appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days.

This is the seventh of 34 WADA-accredited laboratories to lose their status this year alone.

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