The Doping Control Laboratory of Athens (DCLA), of the Institute of Biosciences and Applications of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” was granted the “Candidate Doping Control Laboratory” status from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), following a relevant decision of the WADA Executive Committee held in Sydney on September 23, 2022. This decision reflects that WADA recognizes the systematic efforts and investments that have been made in recent years to obtain its accreditation. The laboratory, along with the continuous support of the Deputy Minister for Culture and Sports Mr. L. Avgenakis, the General Secretary Mr. G. Mavrotas and the services of NCSR “Demokritos”, has already progressed:
– in the recruitment of talented, specialized scientific staff,
– in the supply of analytical instruments of cutting edge technology,
– in upgrading its material and technological infrastructure,
– in the validation of its analytical processes and methods.
The Doping Control Laboratory of Athens is constantly evolving into obtaining its accreditation from WADA, ultimately aiming at supporting both the health of athletes and the effort for doping-free, clean international sports.