Olympic Games Rio 2016 Organizing Committee president Carlos Arthur Nuzman speaks during an interview following a press conference in central London on March 3, 2016. AFP / BEN STANSALL
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The anti-doping laboratory that will test athletes during this year's Olympic Games will be fully WADA compliant by this month's deadline, Rio organizing committee president Carlos Nuzman said Thursday. The World Anti-Doping Agency stripped the $25 million Laboratorio Brasileiro de Controle de Dopagem of its accreditation in 2013 because it failed to meet required standards, reinstating it last year.But unless Brazil changes its doping laws to conform to global regulations by the Mar. 18 deadline, the anti-doping tests for the games could be moved elsewhere at considerable cost. WADA rules say doping cases must be heard by an independent specialized tribunal as opposed to a general sports court, as is the current process in Brazil.Nuzman said Rio had nothing to hide.
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