March 2, 2017
Fancy Bears has struck again with yet another leak. The Russian hackers have obtained the list of vitamins and medications that Nike Oregon Project teammates Galen Rupp and Shannon Rowbury stated they were on prior to the Rio Olympics and released them to the French publication L’Equipe which has published them on their website.
According to Fancy Bears and L’Equipe, over the span of four days in April, Galen Rupp took 21 different tablets for 13 difference substances and that’s not counting his asthma puff medications Advair and Combivent.
As for Rowbury, she’s apparently an even bigger fan of supplements as over the span of eight days in May, she took 18 tablets for at least 17 different substances. If you add in all the powders, gels, ointments, drinks and even Epsom salts that Rowbury also says she took, there are more than 30 different substances on her list.
Now before you say to yourself, “OMG, that’s ridiculous,” it’s important to a) realize that none of the substances on the list are prohibited and b) take a look at the actual substances they were taking as many of them are things that lots of average Americans take. Rowbury, for example, lists Epsom salts, a bag of tea, and Tiger Balm on her list. If you count up just Vitamin C, D and iron tablets/gels alone, you are already in double digits between the two athletes.
Here is a translated version of what Rupp and Rowbury were both on according to a Google Translate version of the list that appears in the L’Equipe article.
|Galen Rupp Leaded Supplements|
20 April 2016
– 2 tablets of Citracal
treatment of calcium deficiencies 21 April 2016
– 1 tablet of Grastek
treatment allergic respiratory diseases– 4 tablets of Iron Iron
– 1 tablet of vitamin C 1
– 1 tablet of vitamin D 2
– 2 tablets of vitamin E 2
– 1 zinc tablet
– 3 tablets of ZMA
April 22, 2016
– 1 tablet d ‘Allegra®
– 2 puffs of Combivent®
– 1 tablet of Singulair®
– 2 tablets of Tylenol®
April 23, 2016
– 1 tablet of Synthroid® treatment of hypothyroidismHypothyroidism
|Shannon Rowbury’s Supplements|
May 15, 2016
– 1 vitamin D gellulaMay 18th, 2016
– 10 sprays of vitamin D for the first time.oil Magnesium
– 1 bag of glukos energy drink
May 19, 2016
– 1 dose of GU Gel
– 1 tablespoon of Md + ® power drink
– 1 tablet of Celebrex
– 1 small amount (a small amount) of Tiger Balm
– 1 bag of Yogi Tea®
– 1 tablet Md Aminos +
– 1 dose of Probiotics Bio-K®
– 1 powerful Zolpidem sleeping pill
20 May 2016
May 21, 2016
May 22, 2016
treatment – 10 oil applications Neem and tea tree oil
– 1 tablet of Claritin®
– 1 cup of Epsom bath salts
– 1 tablet of Hammer® endurolytes
– 1 tablet d ‘Hammer® Premium Insurance Caps
– 1 tablet of Md + Lipoflush®
– 1 tablet of Montelukast®
– 1 tablet of turmeric (turmeric)
– 1 tablet of Multigen iron
– 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition® whey protein
– 1 tablet of vitamin C
– 1 tablet of Feosol® carbonyl iron iron
– 1 quart of Voltaren tablet &arnica gel
– 1 tablet Hammer® Mito caps (anti-aging formula with vitamins Powerful athletic benefits + L-carnitine)
– 1 tablet Feosol® Ferrous Sulfate Iron
– 2 tablets of PowerBar® beta alanine
While everything on that list is legal, not everyone was happy with it. L’Equipe showed the list of medications the athletes to Dr. Jean-Michel Serra, the French Athletics Federation’s doctor.
“It’s quite astounding as lists. One wonders if they are not sick!” said Dr. Serra in French (C’est assez stupéfiant comme listes. On se demande s’ils ne sont pas malades !). “Taking drugs when you are not sick is clearly entering into the foundations of doping (Prendre des médicaments lorsqu’on n’est pas malade, c’est clairement entrer dans les fondements du dopage).”
L’Equipe asked USADA for comment and spokesperson Ryan Madden reminded L’Equipe that the main point of Fancy Bears was to distract people from the Russian doping scandal.
This isn’t the first Fancy Bears leak involving Galen Rupp. In September, Fancy Bears released a list of Therapeutic Use Exemptions that Rupp received in 2009.
Talk about this on our fan forum / messageboard: MB: L’Equipe Publishes list of drugs/vitamins Rowbury & Rupp were on before Rio – French doctor responds, “It’s quite astounding as lists. One wonders if they are not sick!”
Read the full report (in French) on L’Equipe (Paywall).