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Kazakhstan anti-doping lab may regain WADA accreditation

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Kazakhstan’s Anti-Doping Laboratory was entered on the list of candidates for restoring accreditation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Kazpravda.kz correspondent quotes the Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan, Aktoty Raimkulova as saying at the reporting meeting with the population.

The Minister recalled that since 2016, the RK anti-doping laboratory has been deprived of WADA accreditation.

"The Ministry, together with the National Olympic Committee, carried out tremendous work to restore it. The laboratory was moved to a new building with an area of 1,700 square meters, modern equipment meeting the high standards and requirements of WADA. As a result of joint efforts, our laboratory became a candidate to re-establish WADA accreditation," Raimkulova said.

Besides, according to her, administrative and disciplinary measures were tightened in relation to athletes, coaches and managers regarding disqualification, return of monetary incentives and housing awarded on the competitions results, cessation of lifetime material support payment, deprivation of sports titles and categories.

Author:
Zhanat Tukpiev
17:50, 5 June 2020
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