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Rio anti-doping lab accreditation revoked

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The accreditation of the anti-doping laboratory in 2016 Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro has been revoked, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday. 

Night view of Rio de Janeiro's famous Maracana stadium on June 29, 2013. The accreditation of the anti-doping laboratory in 2016 Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro has been revoked, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday.

The decision is a serious blow for Brazil, which will host the 2014 World Cup - with the final to be staged in Rio de Janeiro - before Rio welcomes the summer Olympics in 2016.

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