Brazil to outsource World Cup anti-doping process
Updated: 2013-09-24 09:04
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil has struck a deal with Swiss authorities to outsource part of the anti-doping program at next year's FIFA World Cup, local media reported on Sunday.
The Lausanne anti-doping laboratory will analyze blood samples and create biological passports - an independent blood profile of tested athletes - during the June 12-July 13 tournament, Folha de S. Paulo reported.
According to the newspaper, the Swiss laboratory worked closely with the 2014 World Cup organizing committee during the Confederations Cup in June.
It is still unclear if the samples will be flown to Switzerland, or analyzed at a Brazilian laboratory.
World Anti-doping Agency WADA last month revoked the license of Rio de Janeiro's Ladetec laboratory, originally earmarked to conduct tests during the World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympics.
WADA claimed the facility had not met international standards, without revealing further details.