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WADA investigates Russia drug-testing lab

John Fahey

John Fahey, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaks during a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Fahey says he is confident that cycling’s new leadership will set up an independent commission “within weeks” to look at the sport’s drug-stained past. Fahey says his agency has been in communication with new UCI President Brian Cookson since the Briton took over in September, and the UCI has indicated its wish to WADA “to get something going.” (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)


The World Anti-Doping Agency is investigating “a matter” with a Moscow drug-testing lab but declined to give details, WADA president John Fahey said, according to The Associated Press.

IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist expects to hear findings of an investigation in the next couple days, according to the AP. The Sochi Olympics begin Feb. 6.

The WADA-accredited Moscow lab handled drug tests for the World Track and Field Championships in August and was set to handle the tests in Sochi in February, according to the AP.

Russia has doled out more than 100 doping suspensions this year, as documented by @OlympicStatman.

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