4/30/2019 11:02:18 PM

WADA collects 2,200 samples from disgraced Moscow lab: statement

WADA collects 2,200 samples from disgraced Moscow lab: statement

Montreal, Canada: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Tuesday it had retrieved 2,262 samples from Moscow's former drug-testing laboratory which will be subjected to further analysis.

WADA said in a statement investigators had collected A and B samples from the former laboratory which were split into 4,524 collection bottles.

WADA said in a statement investigators had collected the A and B samples from the former laboratory which were split into 4,524 collection bottles.

The samples had been removed from Moscow for re-testing at a WADA-accredited laboratory outside of Russia.

"WADA Intelligence and Investigations is pleased to be continuing to make progress in this complex and difficult case," WADA  investigations director Gunter Younger said.

"These samples will be used to strengthen cases against those who may have cheated and may exonerate athletes who have not committed an anti-doping rule violation."

The removal of the samples comes after WADA investigators retrieved a trove of analytical data from the lab in January.

Younger said the samples removed corresponded to data in the lab's database.

A progress report from the analysis of the information obtained from the laboratory would be sent to WADA's Compliance Review Committee in early May.

An update on the investigation would be presented to WADA's Executive Committee and Foundation Board meeting on May 15-16.

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