WADA suspends accreditation of Russian drug-testing lab

LONDON — The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of Moscow’s drug-testing laboratory in the wake of a damning report on Russian doping.

WADA said it acted ‘‘immediately’’ on the recommendation in the report by its independent commission to shut the Russian lab.

The suspension takes effect immediately, and it bars the Moscow lab from carrying out any testing of urine and blood samples.


All samples for the Moscow lab will be transported ‘‘securely, promptly, and with a demonstrable chain of custody’’ to an alternative WADA-accredited lab.

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The Moscow lab has the right to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days.

WADA said a disciplinary committee will be formed to review the case.