WADA bans world's biggest lab

June 21, 2017

MONTREAL (AP):

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has partially suspended its accreditation of the UCLA Olympic lab for three months.

WADA said in a statement Monday the lab's procedures were not in keeping with "best practice".

WADA says the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory can continue its normal anti-doping testing during the suspension, but must get a second opinion from another WADA-accredited lab before reporting certain findings.

UCLA was notified of the decision last week and has 21 days to appeal.

The lab says it is the world's largest WADA-accredited drug-testing facility and analyses 45,000 urine specimens a year. The lab did not immediately return requests for comment.

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