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GlaxoSmithKline becomes 25th sponsor of London Olympics

1st December 2009

GlaxoSmithKline has become the official laboratory services provider of the London 2012 Olympic Games and is also the event’s 25th sponsor, it has emerged.

The company, which provides products for pharmacies, will provide facilities and equipment to enable King’s College London to operate a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-accredited satellite laboratory during the event.

It will assist the WADA in processing the thousands of samples set to be analysed throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the laboratory will be in operation 24 hours a day.

Andrew Witty, chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline, stated: “I’m delighted we’ve put this alliance with King’s College London together to ensure that excellent science can play a key role in ensuring the Games are conducted to the highest ethical standards.”

The 2012 Olympic Games will be held from July 27th to August 12th 2012 and the Paralympic Games are set to take place from August 29th to September 9th.

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