The World According to WADA: Sick Athletes From Exceptional Nations Win Most Gold
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Five batches of samples from the WADA database, released by Fancy Bear: 107 athletes from 23 countries in 29 sports
Between September 13th and 23rd, Fancy Bear released five batches of samples from the World Anti-Doping Agency database. The information on 107 athletes who tested positive for banned substances, was posted on the internet. However, for some reason, often medical, WADA allowed these athletes to take part in the competitions.
Most “sick” athletes are US or UK citizens – 23% and 22% correspondingly. They are followed by Canada (10%), Germany (8%), Australia (7%), Denmark (6%), Italy (5%) –23 countries in total.
Twenty-nine sports are mentioned in the published data. The most often cited are swimming (19%), rowing (10%), track cycling (8%), field hockey (7%), tennis (6%), football (5%), athletics (5%) and mountain biking (4%).
It’s important to note that most of all permitted uses of doping by the US national team was in swimming (12%) and tennis (12%), and it was the American team who led the medal count in these disciplines in the Rio Olympics.
The same is true of Great Britain: 26.09% of all infringements relate to track cycling, rowing 21.74%, field hockey – 13.04%. As a result, UK led the medal count in rowing and field hockey among women, and were fourth in road cycling.
It’s hard to say whether Fancy Bear is unbiased, or whether these batches are representative of the whole picture. At any rate, this information calls into question the independence of the World Anti-Doping Agency, showing the uselessness of the organization, at least in its present format.
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