We all know that Olympians can outrun, out-swim, out-jump, and out-cycle any of us! But they are no match for the Russian hacker group known as Fancy Bear. The group released information on four American athletes — Simone Biles, Elena Delle Donne, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams — on its website on Monday.
“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,” WADA director general Olivier Niggli said in a statement. “We are reaching out to stakeholders, such as the IOC, IFs and NADOs, regarding the specific athletes impacted.”
This is at least the second time in the past month that a hacker has gained access to WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) database.
WADA previously confirmed that someone accessed the ADAMS account for Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, an 800-meter runner whose revelations of widespread doping in Russian athletics led to that team being banned from competing in Rio.
You can read the complete press release from the WADA.