WADA confirms second batch of athlete data leaked by Russian hackers

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Russian hackers under the banner “Fancy Bear” have released another batch of private health files of U.S. and other Olympians believed to be obtained in a hack of the World Anti-Doping Agency in August.

The data release is the hacking group’s second this week. On Tuesday, the group published what it said were Olympic drug-testing files of four U.S. athletes, including Serena Williams and gymnastics champion Simone Biles.

The doping oversight agency confirmed Thursday that the new release of data contains health information on 10 American athletes, as well as Olympians from Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Russia.

The files published online purportedly relate to American swimmers Jack Conger and Kathleen Baker, tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, basketball player Brittney Griner, fencer Dagmara Wozniak, track and field athletes Deanna Price and Michelle Carter, water polo player Mcquin Baron, diver Sam Dorman and wrestler Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev.

Conger was awarded a gold medal in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay alongside teammates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but didn’t swim in the final. Conger was also present during the infamous gas station incident involving Lochte.

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Note: The leaked batch is available online, and includes swimmers John Conger (USA), Kathleen Baker (USA), Pernille Blume (DEN), Franziska Hentke (GER), Christian vom Lehn (GER), Christian Reichert (GER), water polo player McQuin Baron (USA) and diver Sam Dorman (USA).

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