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Hackers expose 2010 World Cup players who used banned drugs

Hackers expose 2010 World Cup players who used banned drugs

"FIFA condemns in the strongest terms the publication by the Fancy Bears group of information obtained illegally, particularly personal and medical data from athletes", the statement read.

New documents leaked by Russian hacking group Fancy Bears suggest former Premier League stars were allowed to use banned substances for medical reasons during the 2010 World Cup.

Fancy Bears also claim that 160 players failed drugs tests in 2015, and four of those failures were registered by UK Anti-Doping.

The IAAF - athletics' world governing body - then said in April it was hacked by the group earlier this year. It is an exemption that allows athletes to use medicines that appear on the World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) banned substance list.

The Fancy Bears' representatives did not show up in court, which determined the ruling in favor of Microsoft by default.

United States intelligence believes Fancy Bear, also known as APT 28, Pawn Storm or Strontium, is an arm of Russian intelligence.

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"The release of such information constitutes a clear violation of the athletes' privacy and puts at risk the ongoing fight against doping".

Omnisport has contacted Federation Internationale de Football Association and WADA for comment.

"It is further ordered that defendants are in default, and that judgment is awarded in favor of Microsoft and against defendants", the filing by the US District Court for the Eastern District stated.

According to the leaked document, published on Tuesday, 25 footballers were given therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) during the tournament in South Africa, which was won by Spain.

"Stakeholders can rest assured that ADAMS remains secure".

"The TUE program is a rigorous and necessary part of elite sport, which has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and all anti-doping stakeholders worldwide".


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