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French anti-doping laboratory suspended by WADA

The provisional suspension, which took effect on 24 September 2017, prohibits the Paris Laboratory from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples. The suspension will remain in place pending disciplinary proceedings being carried out by an independent Disciplinary Committee.

Sep 28, 2017 12:18 IST
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The French anti-doping laboratory of Chatenay-Malabry in September 2017 was provisionally suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

This provisional suspension was imposed due to analytical issues self-reported to WADA by the laboratory.

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The provisional suspension, which took effect on 24 September 2017, prohibits the Paris Laboratory from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples. The suspension will remain in place pending disciplinary proceedings being carried out by an independent Disciplinary Committee.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.

The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, whose provisions are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.

The agency was set up on 10 November 1999 in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a result of what was called the "Declaration of Lausanne." Since 2002, the organization's headquarters have been located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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