The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has begun an investigation into a potential integrity issue with new generation security bottles used in doping control, the global agency said on Sunday.
WADA said it had been informed by the accredited laboratory in Cologne, Germany, that security bottles introduced in September 2017 may potentially be susceptible to manual opening “upon freezing” of a sample.
The bottles are used to collect and store urine and/or blood samples when an athlete undergoes a doping control test.
“This situation, if confirmed, will raise concerns and questions,” WADA said in a statement.
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