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IOC official not sure if suspended doping lab will reopen before Games

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A top International Olympic Committee official says it's unclear if the suspended anti-doping laboratory for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics can be reopened before the Games start in under six weeks.

Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi says "this is something that is doable, but there are a number of steps that need to be taken."

The World Anti-doping Agency announced Friday it had suspended the lab. Dubi said Sunday the suspension was for "wrongly interpreting" test results and producing "false positives."

WADA said in its statement that the lab was shut down last Wednesday due to "non-conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories" and is prohibited from "carrying out all anti-doping analyses on urine and blood samples."

Thousands of blood and urine tests will need to be shipped abroad if the lab remains closed.

Officials of the lab said Friday they expected "operations to return to normal in July." Brazil's anti-doping authority, known as ABCD and run by the sports ministry, shared the same view.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.