How many masters athletes have TUEs? WADA inspires question

WADA recently posted an FAQ on TUEs — therapeutic use exemptions. Russian hackers put TUEs in the news after Olympians’ data were made public. And we learned: “Based on information compiled by WADA from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there were 143 TUEs held by a total of 11,303 competing athletes. 51 TUEs were granted by the IOC during the Games and 92 were granted previously and recognized by the IOC and valid during the Games period. This illustrates that approximately 1 percent only of all athletes competing at Rio 2016 held TUEs. Amongst the TUEs provided, WADA has found no evidence to suggest abuse; there is no suggestion that athletes used the TUEs in order to gain an unfair advantage. This information strongly supports the widespread view that the TUE system is solid.” So is similar info available from WMA on masters TUEs? Good query. We’ll ask.

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November 27, 2016

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  1. george mathews - November 29, 2016

    As I mentioned earlier I believe from communication from USADA that I am part of that 1%. The only way I’ll ever be in a 1%. So it seems Masters are in that number.

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