World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends Romanian Laboratory
The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Romania's drug-testing laboratory for six months, saying it didn't meet the required standard.
WADA says it imposed the sanction on the lab in Bucharest "due to a number of non-conformities" with regulations, but it didn't specify the problems.
The lab is now forbidden from testing any samples and must transfer any in its possession to another laboratory.
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The ban is backdated to Nov. 29, when a provisional suspension was imposed after the faults were found.
WADA has stepped up checks on laboratories around the world ever since uncovering evidence of wide-ranging doping and cover-ups at the Moscow laboratory. Various labs from around the world have had their accreditations temporarily suspended to fix problems with their testing procedures.
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