Friday, June 24, 2016

Rio laboratory that was set to handle drug testing at the Olympics has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency


The Rio de Janeiro lab had a disciplinary record. It was suspended in 2013 — a year before Brazil hosted soccer’s World Cup — and was reinstated by WADA only last year.

To win back its certification, the lab spent roughly 200 million Brazilian real, or about $60 million