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WADA revokes status of Rio lab

Updated: August 27, 2013, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- The anti-doping laboratory in the 2016 Olympics host city of Rio de Janeiro had its accreditation revoked Tuesday because of "repeated failures."

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced it is withdrawing the lab's accreditation, less than 10 months before it was expected to analyze players' samples for FIFA during the World Cup in Brazil.

"The laboratory -- which is currently suspended -- will no longer be authorized to carry out the testing of doping control samples on ...

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