06:58 GMT19 April 2021
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    A total of 583 US athletes were permitted to take banned drugs in 2015 under the therapeutic use exemption rule, the Fancy Bears hack team said in a new report posted on its website on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The hacker group has started the publication of US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Staff emails implicating US sports officials in covering up doping abuses among US athletes.

    "The correspondence between Dr. Fedoruk and Dana Leenheer, TUE&Drug Reference Specialist, reveals that USADA covers up many athletes using prohibited substances," Fancy Bears said.

    "Only in 2015, 583 TUE certificates on various banned drugs were granted to them. Many athletes are allowed to use more than one type of substances," the group claims.


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