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World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic lab

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MONTREAL – The World Anti-Doping Agency has stopped its accredited laboratory in Rio de Janeiro from conducting tests just weeks before the Olympic Games open in the city.

WADA says the lab's accreditation has been suspended due to "non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories."

No details of the laboratory's failings were specified.

WADA's incoming director general Olivier Niggli says the agency "will work closely with the Rio Laboratory to resolve the identified issue."