American tennis player Venus Williams expressed disappointment at the leak of data from the anti-doping database ADAMS, in which it became known that the sportswoman for a long time he used banned drugs. Statement Williams is published on the website of the Women’s tennis Association (WTA).
“I was disappointed to learn today that my personal, medical data was hacked and published without my permission,” wrote tennis player. She noted that abide by the rules of the tennis anti-doping program, when they requested permission for the use of the drug for therapeutic purposes.
According to Williams, the cases of use of prohibited drugs require strict approval process is followed athlete. Appropriate permission she received after consideration of his case by an anonymous group of independent doctors and approval of legitimate medical reasons.
“I am one of the strongest supporters of maintaining a high level of integrity in competitive sports, and I was highly disciplined in accordance with guidelines established by WADA, USADA, and collectively ITF tennis anti-doping program,” said Williams.
13 Sep Fancy Bear group has published data which suggests that American tennis players Serena and Venus Williams and gymnast Simone Bails for a long time used illegal drugs. These data were obtained by hackers after breaching the ADAMS system, which records all the results of doping tests.
According to published data, Venus Williams used for therapeutic purposes prednisone, prednisolone, triamcinolone and formoterol. The athlete received permission for the use of these drugs from the world anti-doping Agency (WADA).
The Director General of WADA Oliver Niggli said that the cyber attack on anti-doping database was organized from Russia. We want to say that these attacks undermine the attempts of the global anti-doping system to restore confidence in Russia,” he said.
In turn, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow can not be involved in the hacker attack on the anti-doping database. “We can say that any kind of involvement of Moscow, the government, some Russian services to such actions — it can not be considered. It’s entirely possible,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.