The Rio de Janeiro-based laboratory tasked with processing athletes’ drug-test samples at the 2016 Summer Olympics has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), multiple outlets reported Friday. The lead anti-doping agency said in a statement that the lab was shut down Wednesday and is now prohibited from “carrying out all anti-doping analyses on urine and blood samples.” While the lab gets three weeks to appeal the decision, all current samples will be transferred to another WADA-certified lab. New Zealand-based site Stuff reported the suspension was due to “disturbing” technical errors.
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