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Russian hackers published American athletes' medical data, anti-doping agency says

Russian hackers published American athletes' medical data, anti-doping agency says

Confidential medical data of gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and other female U.S. Olympians were hacked from a World Anti-Doping Agency database and posted online Tuesday. 

WADA said the hackers were a “Russian cyber espionage group” called Fancy Bears. 

They revealed records of “Therapeutic Use Exemptions” (TUEs), which allow athletes to use otherwise-banned substances because of a verified medical need. 

Williams, who won a silver medal in mixed doubles at the Rio Olympics last month, issued a statement via her agent in which she said she was granted TUEs “when...

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