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MONTREAL (AFP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Friday it has suspended the accreditation of its Brazilian doping control laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, just six weeks before the city hosts the Olympics.

The move prohibits the Rio lab from carrying out all anti-doping analyses on urine and blood samples.

It means that samples that would have been processed by the lab, including those from the Olympics, will be transported to other WADA-accredited labs around the world.

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