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    Two US athletes allegedly used cocaine before Rio 2016 Olympics, a leak by the Fancy Bears cyber-espionage group that hacked into senior World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials' confidential emails revealed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — WADA emails include conversations with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) about two US athletes taking cocaine to lose weight before the Rio Games and a non-US sportsman, who avoided a ban, despite having a blood transfusion before a major race, The Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.

    Previously Fancy Bears published WADA documents, which confirmed many prominent athletes including Rafael Nadal, Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams, using banned drugs. On November 20, WADA's Medical Director Alan Vernec said that the hackers had released fake documents.

    2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio (110)


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