Antidopingbureau WADA defends use of certificates


Antidopingbureau WADA defends use of certificates

The wereldantidopingbureau WADA last Thursday, in the controversy which arose after the medical data of the athletes have been hacked, the use of attestations defended.

By a Russian computer hacker group came on the street are what athletes the past few years with permission medications have used that on the prohibited list.

The use falls under the so-called Therapeutic Use Exemptions, a program that makes it possible for an athlete treatment against, for example, asthma or a inflammation.

After the public came to that, for example, the gymnast Simone Biles and cyclist Bradley Wiggins with permission prohibited means were used, there arose a discussion about the desirability of the certificates.

“This is the integrity of a process that the rights of athletes and their medical advisors to protect wrongly tarnished,” reported professor David Gerrard, chairman of the TUE expert group.


Gerrard says that his organization is the system with medical certificates and continue to support. “So that athletes of decent medical care and can stay active in their sport,” he explains.

The New Zealander finds that the media in the past weeks a wrong image have outlined and argued that an overwhelming majority of the used certificates in full conformity with the WADA policy.

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