Shortly after the olympic games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, revealed the leaked documents to a number of sports stars made use of a so-called TUE (therapeutic use exemptions, eds.).
It means, in short, that an athlete of The International anti-doping agency (Wada) has got the permission to use a preparation which otherwise is on dopinglisten, against a disorder.
the Number of athletes, as, for example, suffered from asthma, astonished many, and especially the English cykelstjerne Bradley Wiggins was a large topic of debate. His use of the TUE was strikingly close to the events he was supposed to deliver its main results.
It led to the suspicion that athletes invented ailments in order to legally be able to dope themselves and thus achieve success. But a new study from Wada shows that the practitioners, as has been THU, not achieving more success than other practitioners.
Wadas medical director Alan Vernec, who was behind the study, says, according to Reuters.
- the Data shows that the number of athletes (at the OLYMPICS, red.) when they examined the olympic games, which had an approved TUE, was under one percent.
- Furthermore, the analysis shows that there is no correlation between the to compete with a TUE and the probability of winning a medal.
the Study looked at the use of the TUE and the results of the five summer and winter OLYMPICS, which are phased out between 2010 and 2018.
the TUE-the system is made, to the practitioners, as for example suffering from asthma, can get medicine, so that they can compete on equal terms with other athletes.
The Danish swimmer Pernille Blume, who won gold at the OLYMPICS in Rio, is also among the athletes, which are allowed to use an otherwise illegal astmapræparat, because she is suffering from the disease.