The World Anti-Doping Agency has allowed the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, to use banned substance, according to the www.fancybear.net website.
According to the source, Serena Williams has used banned substances like Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Prednisone and Methylprednisolone back in 2010, 2014 and 2015, but still has never been disqualified by the WADA or the International Olympic Committee!!!
At the same time, her sister, Venus Williams, has been tested positive on Prednisone, Prednisolone and Triamcinolone in the period of 2010-2013!!!
Next to these two, the biggest name is most certainly the 4-time Olympic Gold medal winner, the USA artistic gymnast, Simone Biles, who allegedly used Amphetamine and Methylphenidate. She failed her test back in August, but WADA and the IOC still allowed her to participate at these years Olympic Games, where she ended up winning 4 gold medals.
After the website „Fancy Bears“ published these documents, many reporters started the debate that this website might be ran the Russian Government and a group of Russian hackers, who are doing this as a revenge for the IOCs decision not to allow the Russian athletes to compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
However, the Russian minister of Sport, VitalyMutko, has strongly denied the possibility that Russian Government has anything to do with this website and the leaked documents. Mutko has expressed his concerns about the recent happenings concerning the published documents and the hacking of the WADA website. In addition he said that Russia has specific laws that prevent the use of the confidential information, and anyone who gets caught of using and publishing the confidential information could and will be published.
The fancybear.net website has revealed several lists of athletes and the countries they represent, but according to them, this is just the top of an ice berg and that soon they will reveal much more names of athletes that have used banned substances that WADA knew about. There is no doubt that this scandal will harm the credibility of WADA and IOC and it will be extremely interesting to see what the outcome will be.
Words By: Admir Aljic