US Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed among those named in latest WADA leak

A further 39 sports stars have had their medical information leaked by a group of Russian hackers.

American golfer Patrick Reed, who will play in the Ryder Cup next week, is among the most high-profile athletes to be named.

In this fifth batch of data stolen from the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Fancy Bears list the therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) granted to 41 athletes, from 13 different countries, that allowed them to take drugs that would normally be banned under WADA rules.

Six British athletes are named, including sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, sailors Sophie Ainsworth and Saskia Clark, rowing's Richard Chambers, cyclist Steve Cummings and gymnast Nile Wilson.

As with the vast majority of the previous batches, all six of these athletes have been allowed to take medication for their asthma via inhalers. The drugs in question have since been removed from WADA's banned list and therefore no longer need any special permission for their use.

Team GB now accounts for 23 of the 107 athletes named by the Fancy Bears.

Among the international athletes in this batch - the largest so far - are Swiss cycling star Fabian Cancellara and US distance runner Galen Rupp.

There's no suggestion of any wrongdoing by any of the athletes named today.

KEYWORDS: sport, WADA, golf.

 

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