27 Sep '16, 10pm

Some elite athletes take banned substances legally. Here's why

The hacking of the database has brought many controversial issues to the surface. First, the privacy rights of the athletes and the security of sensitive information have been violated. For example, among the 107 athletes across a variety of Olympic sports and countries whose information has been leaked are American distance runners Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan , as well Great Britain’s double gold medalist Mo Farah . In the case of these three Olympians and many others, the information put on the website shouldn’t ring alarm bells because the medications and treatments were used for publicly known conditions. “Like everyone in Team GB, [Farah] was notified about the potential release of private medical data,” Farah’s spokeswoman said in a written statement issued to the Guardian . “While he believes this sort of information shouldn’t be published without an individual’...

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