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CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS SUFFER DATA HACK

CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS SUFFER DATA HACK

Canada soccer female players join the list of athletes that have their medical records hacked. Hackers have been releasing confidential information of Rio Olympians to the public as they get hold of them.


The world anti-doping agency (WADA) is pointing fingers at Russian cyber espionage as the group behind the attacks. Top stars have had their personal records opened. Rafael Nadal, Justin Rose, Mo Farah and others suffered the same fate.

Sophie Schmidt, Rhian Wilkinson, Melissa Tancredi, and Christine Sinclair are the four Canadian players affected so far by the data hack. The four represented their countries at the Summer Olympics games. None of them used Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE). However, the leaked documents reveal that they had exemptions for Salbutamol with January 2009 as the expiry date. The drug is used to open airways in the lungs.

Britain’s Rose won the first gold medal for his country in over a century, while Farah retained the 5000 and 10000 metres medals. Nadal-Marc Lopez partnership won gold in the Olympic men’s doubles in Rio. The hackers gained control into the anti-doping administration and management system (ADAMS) named as APT28 and Fancy Bears. The hacked documents were uploaded to fancybear.net revealing Farah’s details.

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Canada finally got Victory after 5 Matches

Canada finally got Victory after 5 Matches

Canada managed to bring an end of five straight matches without a victory with a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan in a friendly game.

The national team had not won a game of football since the 1-0 success over Honduras in a World Cup qualifying game back in November 2015. Since then, and they have suffered two defeats in World Cup qualifying games and one draw – against El Salvador – before recently only managing a draw in a friendly against Azerbaijan. Even against Uzbekistan, Canada may have not secured the victory had it not been for the late own goal.

Captain David Edgar, though, does not since he says that the dressing room is especially buzzing after this victory. It may just be the kind of impetus that the national team needs before the qualifying games against Honduras and El Salvador in September. If Canada to qualify for the next round of the World Cup qualification, they need to win both these games. At the moment, they are level on points with Honduras while having a two-point advantage over El Salvador. Mexico have managed to win all their group matches to maintain a 100% record in the group. Manager Benito Floro admitted that the game against Uzbekistan was much better than the friendly against Azerbaijan.

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