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Russia Says There’s No Proof It Hacked Sports Stars’ Health Data

  • WADA blames Russian group for leak of U.S. athletes’ records
  • Documents show athletes didn’t break any rules, IOC says
Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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President Vladimir Putin’s sports minister, who denied state involvement in doping at the Olympics, went on the offensive over accusations that Russian hackers leaked confidential medical records of U.S. athletes including tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles.

“How can you prove that the hackers are Russian?” Vitaly Mutko, the minister, asked reporters Wednesday in Athens, Greece, where he’s attending a meeting of European soccer’s governing body, UEFA. “You blame Russia for everything, it is very in fashion now.”