Wada label Brazil’s decision to stop testing Olympians ‘unacceptable’

  • Anti-doping agency ‘very concerned’ about Brazil not testing their athletes
  • Hosts stopped testing their athletes for the month leading up to Games

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has described Brazil’s decision to stop testing its Olympic team in the build-up to Rio 2016 as “unacceptable”. The host nation’s anti-doping agency was asked to halt its work by Brazil’s sports ministry for most of July, prompting Wada to write to the Brazilian authorities demanding to know why testing had halted.

A Wada spokesman told Press Association Sport that the Montreal-based agency was “very concerned” to learn that the second largest team at the Games was not being properly monitored at such a “crucial time”.

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