WADA Suspends Accreditation of Beijing Anti-Doping Laboratory

Updated: 22 April 2016 17:34 IST

WADA suspended Beijing ational Anti-Doping Laboratory, barring the Chinese facility from carrying out WADA-related testing

WADA Suspends Accreditation of Beijing Anti-Doping Laboratory
The ban imposed by WADA on Chinese NADL is challengable in CAS. (Image for representation only) © AFP

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday suspended the accreditation of the National Anti-Doping Laboratory in Beijing, barring the Chinese facility from carrying out WADA-related testing. (Ex-WADA Boss Slams Maria Sharapova for Being 'Reckless Beyond Description')
 
The suspension of up to four months takes effect immediately, although the laboratory has 21 days to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
 
It "prohibits the laboratory from carrying out any WADA-related anti-doping activities including all analyses of urine and blood samples," WADA said in a statement.
 
"During the period of suspension, samples are required to be transported securely to another WADA-accredited laboratory."
 
The lab needed to take "five remedial steps" highlighted by a disciplinary committee, WADA said, without identifying what those were.
 
"If the Beijing laboratory satisfies the Disciplinary Committee in meeting these requirements, the laboratory may apply for reinstatement prior to the expiry of the four-month suspension period," WADA said.
 
The statement noted that the agency is responsible for monitoring the labs it accredits, ensuring they meet quality standards.
 
"Whenever a laboratory does not meet International Standard for Laboratories requirements, WADA may suspend the laboratory's accreditation," WADA said.
 
Last Friday, WADA revoked the accreditation of the Moscow Antidoping Center, which had been suspended on November 10 after an independent investigation found that laboratory director Grigori Rodchenkov had ordered nearly 1,500 samples to be destroyed.
 
Rodchenkov quickly resigned amid the doping scandal that currently has Russian athletes banned from international competition by the International Association of Athletics Federations -- a ban that could see Russian track and field stars sidelined from the Rio Olympics in August.

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Highlights
  • The suspension of Chinese WADL up to four months takes effect immediately
  • The laboratory has 21 days to appeal the decision to the CAS
  • The lab needed to take "five remedial steps" suggested by the WADA
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