Arkanghelsk wrote:What is very surprising is the concept of TUE
Of therapeutic use exception.
Most of the TUE issued are to American athletes.
This means they have a legal loophole to dope, and then they are not labelled as dopers or cheaters, but as an exception to the rules.
It's very convenient the same organization which is responsible for evaluating TUE is the WADA , which coincidentally is the one who charged Russia with a state wide doping scandal
So an athlete like Simone Biles, and Ryan Lochte can file as legal dopers under an ADHD diagnosis
But Kamila Valieva is ranked through the coals for the angina drug, well maybe she has angina! Maybe she should qualify for TUE?
Well, it's all up to the WADA
I can´t remember where I read or saw it, but a few years ago some WADA official said that Russians can´t get TUE´s because they would only use it to mask their doping. So much to fairness in sport. If they would do it to anyone else it would be called rassism in most western countries.