November 15, 2018 / 11:17 AM / a month ago

WADA declares Nigerian anti-doping agency 'non-compliant'

FILE PHOTO: Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) attends the WADA Symposium in Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

BAKU (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Nigeria’s national anti-doping agency had been declared non-compliant.

Jonathan Taylor, the chair of WADA’s independent compliance review committee, informed its board at a meeting in Baku that the Nigerian agency did not meet international anti-doping standards, WADA wrote on Twitter.

Last year the Nigerian National Anti-Doping Committee collected 28 samples, seven of which tested positive, according to data from WADA.

Reporting by Nailia Bagirova in Baku and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber in Moscow; Editing by Toby Davis

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