Montreal (AFP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday suspended the accreditation of the LAD laboratory in Lisbon, barring the Portuguese facility from carrying out WADA-related anti-doping testing.
The laboratory can appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days.
A statement from WADA noted that the agency is responsible for monitoring the labs it accredits, ensuring they meet quality standards.
Details of how the Lisbon lab fell short were not given.
“Whenever a laboratory does not meet ISL requirements, WADA may suspend the laboratory’s accreditation,” the statement said. “A further decision regarding possible revocation of the laboratory’s accreditation will be made by WADA’s Executive Committee.”