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Farah and Rose named in latest Fancy Bears leak

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By Euronews
Farah and Rose named in latest Fancy Bears leak

Olympic champions Mo Farah and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted on Monday in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the World Anti-Doping Agency says were shared by the Fancy Bears hacking group.

The personal information relates to Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) granted to the athletes which allow them to take medicines that would usually be on WADA’s banned substance list.

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.

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal also features in the latest release.

The 14-times grand slam winner, won Olympic men’s doubles gold with Marc Lopez and also clinched the men’s singles title at the 2008 Beijing Games but missed London 2012 due to a knee injury.

Last week, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott, Nicola Adams, Chris Froome, Serena Wiliams and her sister Venus were among those named as having TUEs.

WADA believes the “criminal attack” is being carried out as retaliation for investigations that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia.