Russian Hackers Hit Back After Olympic Ban


Russian Hackers Hit Back After Olympic Ban

Russian hackers calling themselves the “Fancy Bears” have published private medical records of top American athletes. They have done this in the hope of creating a doping scandal that would shame the athletes and discredit the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The Fancy Bears managed to publish medical records of Simone Biles and the tennis star Serena Williams.  These records indicated that the two stars tested positive for banned substances either in the run up to the Olympics or during the games.

Simone Biles, the champion gymnast tested positive for methylphenidate during the Rio Olympics. The tennis star, Serena Williams tested positive for prednisone in June. Regardless of these scandalous allegations the two stars have been cleared by the WADA. WADA declared that the two were not in violation of doping regulations.

The Agency sometimes allows athletes to use banned substances when there is a confirmed therapeutic need. The 19 year champion gymnast uses the drug as medication for a condition known as Attention deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which she suffers from. Serena used the anti inflammatory drug for six days in June.

It is a good thing the doping allegations were false. Hundreds of bettors and online gamblers would be very pissed to have lost money due to cheating.  Cheating in sport has cost a lot of punters their hard earned money. However, some section of the public believe that gambling syndicate are behind the cheating. The United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) and WADA both confirmed that the drugs had no effects on the results of events the athletes competed in. The Fancy Bears did however manage to discredit WADA by demonstrating that the organisation was failing to protect the confidential information of athletes. To this, the agency made a public apology to the athletes affected. Visit for more information on online gambling.

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