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  • By the Book: 2016 Anti-Doping Lab


    Madrid, Rio and Tokyo have established WADA-accredited laboratories, while Chicago does not. (Getty Images)
    Three of the four bid cities have established WADA-accredited laboratories. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the anti-doping labs for Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Games.


    • Does not have WADA-accredited laboratory
    • Closest established WADA-certified laboratories are located in Los Angeles, California and Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Plans to establish a WADA-accredited laboratory in Chicago at the Illinois Medical District


    • Has WADA-accredited laboratory
    • WADA-accredited Doping Control Laboratory (the Laboratory) is located at City University in Madrid and owned by the Spanish National Anti-Doping Agency; a second laboratory is also located in Spain
    • Plans to work with Lisbon, Rome, Paris or Lausanne to support the Laboratory

    Rio de Janeiro

    • Has WADA-accredited laboratory
    • WADA-accredited laboratory (LABDOP) is located at the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro
    • Plans to expand the laboratory by early 2011


    • Has WADA-accredited laboratory
    • WADA-accredited laboratory (Mitsubishi Chemical Medience Corporation) is located in Tokyo
    • Plans to expand the laboratory for the 2016 Games

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2016 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Edited by Isia Reaves

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