15 years working to save lives

Devotion to life, ethics and transparency, are the founding principles of one of the Cuban sports movement’s most important institutions, Havana’s anti-doping laboratory, which on February 13 celebrated fifteen years since its founding.

Teresa Correa Vidal has been working at the laboratory for the past fifteen years and is a pioneer in the fight against doping in the world of sports. In 1982, during the Central American and Caribbean Games in Havana, she was working at the National Center for Scientific Research, when she was asked to work on the collection of samples from participating athletes, together with a group of Soviet specialists for the Moscow laboratory where the analyzes were performed.

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