WADA raps Spanish court over Puerto blood bag delays

A year has passed since WADA appealed to the Spanish courts to preserve blood bags from the Operacion Puerto doping investigation

Doping in cycling

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has rapped Madrid's Criminal Court over the lack of action after the agency lodged an appeal a year ago against the decision to destroy blood bags and other evidence seized during the Operacion Puerto drug bust.

"WADA’s Foundation Board expressed its disappointment at the substantial delay in the case of Operation Puerto, following WADA’s decision to appeal to the Criminal Court in Madrid on 17 May 2013," said WADA in a statement.

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