April 15, 2016

MONTREAL (AP) The World Anti-Doping Agency has stripped accreditation from the laboratory in Moscow implicated in a state-sponsored conspiracy.

The decision Friday comes more than five months after the testing center's reputation was shredded in a WADA-commissioned inquiry report into doping and cover-ups in Russia.

In November, WADA suspended the laboratory's working status pending a disciplinary case.

The inquiry's allegations included that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov took money from athletes to conceal positive tests.

In a separate case Friday, WADA suspended accreditation of the laboratory in Lisbon for unspecified reasons. The laboratory has 21 days in which it can appeal the decision.

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