LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling says an Egypt international soccer player and an American marathon runner were falsely suspected of doping because of a Malaysian laboratory’s mistakes.
The court on Wednesday dismissed the lab’s appeal against losing its WADA accreditation.
The report says Hossam Ghaly was among three Middle East-based players who served suspensions because the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited lab in Penang wrongly reported positive tests for a steroid.
The American runner is not identified. She avoided a ban because track and field and U.S. anti-doping officials didn’t trust the test results. The CAS report reveals the lab failed to consider the effects of a birth control pill on her urine sample.