Wada Nearly Done With Dna Analysis Of Operacion Puerto Samples, But Names Will Not Be Made Public

A blood bag seized during the Operacion Puerto investigation

The World Anti-Doping Agency's Intelligence and Investigations unit (I&I;), has nearly completed work to match DNA samples from the blood and plasma evidence collected during Operacion Puerto to suspected athletes, but the names will not be made public when the work concludes. According to a report in InsidetheGames.com , WADA has collected DNA from 35 of the 200 or so frozen bags of blood and plasma seized from the Madrid clinic of Eufemiano Fuentes in June 2006. The I&I; department mined available documents, reports from the police, the Madrid Laboratory, interviews with experts and research on media reports to identify suspected athletes, then obtained samples from them to compare with evidence from the laboratory. However, the statute of limitations for pursuing anti-doping rule violations against the athletes expired in 2014, and will prevent any athletes matching to samples from being named or punished. A WADA spokesperson told InsidetheGames.com that WADA ...

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