Posted September 14, 2016 by Unique in Sports

Simone Biles Breaks Silence On ADHD [Photo]


Russian hackers, ‘Fancy Bears,’ leaked confidential files on American Olympic athletes yesterday, disclosing private information about Venus and Serena Williams and Simone Biles, a move that quickly drew protest from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The group released information that showed the American athletes were given medical exemptions to use banned drugs. The drugs in the documents were prescriptions used to treat minor injuries and allergies, all cleared for using during the Olympics.

Biles decided to publicly disclose that the medication she was cleared by WADA to take was for her attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

WADA General Director Olivier Niggli also released a statement concerning the breach of privacy, saying:

WADA deeply regrets this situation and is very conscious of the threat that it represents to athletes whose confidential information has been divulged through this criminal act.