Hacker Group Fancy Bears has published leaked documents relating to the doping case of Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, who was approved for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games in despite testing positive for using cocaine.
“One can believe that every Canadian athlete is ‘clear’ and sports officials are incorruptible as WADA office is located nearby, but it is far from the reality,” Fancy Bears wrote to introduce correspondence between the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), in which Barber’s doping case was discussed.
In 2016, then-world pole vault champion Barber managed to avoid a two-year ban for cocaine, after attributing the presence of the drug in his doping probe to a woman whom he had kissed the night before the trials.
Greetings citizens of the world.
Fancy Bears' HT became well known for publishing the leaked documents on wrongful activity of WADA headquartered in Montreal, Canada. One can believe that every Canadian athlete is “clear” and sports officials are incorruptible as WADA office is located nearby, but it is far from the reality. This idea can be confirmed by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) files gained by the Fancy Bears' HT.
Even the IOC was against this "state involvement", yet the imaginary "state-sponsored" Russian dopers get life bans for non-existent failed drugs tests, while pretty boy from Canada gets off?
IOC President Thomas Bach condemned such an approach when dealing with doping violations, calling Barber’s case “an example of state involvement.” The IOC’s tough stance on the issue sparked fears among Canadian sports officials, who were suspected of pursuing their national interests, while approving Barber for the Olympics.
The position of IOC President Thomas Bach was even tougher. He considered the Barber case as an example of the state involvement in anti-doping decisions. Bach made clear that “Canada is no different than Russia in covering up doping”.