Mo Farah's medical details leaked in latest Fancy Bears release

Mo Farah with his 5,000 m and 10,000m gold medals
Mo Farah with his 5,000 m and 10,000m gold medals
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22 September, 2016

Mo Farah, Britain's quadruple Olympic gold medallist, has reiterated he has "nothing to hide" after the release of his medical data in the latest of a series of hacks on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The World Anti-Doping Agency last week revealed it has been hacked by the group known as Fancy Bears, who obtained illegal access to the organisation's database.

The records mostly detail therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), which allow banned substances to be taken for athletes' verified medical needs.

Britain's Farah became only the second man to retain the 5,000 and 10,000 metres Olympic titles at the Rio de Janeiro Games last month while compatriot Rose won the first gold medal in golf for 112 years.

There is no suggestion that any of the named athletes among them some of the biggest names in sport - have done anything wrong.

But he received intravenous infusions of saline solution, morphine sulphate and vicodin administered orally during a period in hospital between July 3-5, 2014 after collapsing following a training run.

Far from complaining about the leak of his files believed to be the work of Russian hackers Nadal said he would support the publishing of all medical records.

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Farah, who said prior to the documents being released that he'd only ever had one TUE in 2014, was named for a second TUE in 2008 for triamcinolone.

They added: "He doesn't have a problem with this information being released - as evidenced by the fact that he voluntarily shared his blood data with the Sunday Times previous year".

In relation to the 2016 United States Olympic team, the Fancy Bears group has previously described TUEs as "licenses for doping" and accused WADA and the International Olympic Committee's Medical and Scientific Department of being "corrupt and deceitful".

But in another interview later that same month Farah, 33, told Sky Sports that there HAD been two instances - which the Fancy Bears' disclosure now confirms.

Farah, a five-time world champion, discussed this TUE application, which was authorised by the International Association of Athletics Federations and approved by WADA, a year ago when he faced questions about his coach Alberto Salazar, who remains under investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

"The first was back in 2008 for a one-off anti-inflammatory treatment to an injury".

The Fancy Bears hacks have put pressure on Britain's first Tour de France victor, Sir Bradley Wiggins, who it emerged had intramuscular injections of Triamcinolone prior to the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and the 2013 Giro d'Italia.


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