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Callum Skinner is the exception among a generation of athletes using doctors’ notes to enhance performances

9th October, 2016
Callum Skinner of Great Britain competing in the 2016 Olympics Pic: Getty

Across the leaks, there have now been 127 athletes caught up in having their Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) made public. But almost none of that group has handled it like Callum Skinner.

An Olympic cycling medallist for Britain, he got word his were among the files hacked but was proactive and positive, quickly getting to work. He called doctors and hospitals visited since childhood, put together a dossier and released it himself. It showed an asthma...

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