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Madrid laboratory accreditation reinstated

John Fahey (right) with former WADA President Dick Pound

John Fahey (right) with former WADA President Dick Pound (Image credit: AFP)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reinstated the accreditation for the Madrid based laboratory, with the three-month suspension that was handed down in December, ending early.

The lab was suspended for three months after an athlete - which Spanish newspaper AS claimed - was wrongly reported to have "tested positive" in a mix-up of urine samples last August.

Howeve,r on Friday WADA announced that the suspension had been lifted, issuing a press release that stated the lab was able to resume testing as of February 8.