GlaxoSmithKline to Provide Olympic Lab Equipment
Mon, 11/30/2009 - 6:20am
LONDON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline PLC will provide anti-doping laboratory equipment to the 2012 Olympics after signing on as the London Games' latest sponsor. The world's No. 2 drug maker will provide the equipment for King's College London to operate an independent WADA-accredited lab that will run all day every day during the games. The college's Drug Control Center conducted more than 8,000 tests across 70 sports last year as part of UK Sport's anti-doping policy. London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said Monday the setup will result in "world-class facilities available for an independently run anti-doping operation." GSK is London's 12th "Tier Three" sponsor — a status which costs companies about $15.1 million.