WAD extended suspension of NDTL for Indian Games shock, not meeting standards

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that technical problems are being solved.

The World Anti-Doping Agency extended the suspension due to the country’s national dope testing laboratory not being in line with international standards.

new Delhi. India’s Olympic preparations have suffered a major setback. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) extended the suspension of the country’s National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) by six more months. Wada said that the suspension was extended as the lab was not in line with international standards. In August last year, Wada suspended NDTL for the first time for six months. In the latest inspection of the global body, it has been found that some criteria have still not been met.
Wada said in a statement that the World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the recognition of the National Dope Testing Laboratory in New Delhi, India for a second time for six months. NDTL will not be able to perform any anti-doping activity due to this suspension, including testing of urine and blood samples. WADA’s inspection revealed that NDTL did not meet the international standards (ISL) standards of laboratories, including the laboratory’s ‘isotope ratio mass spectrometry’, a technique used to confirm banned substances.

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