Europe’s Justin Rose says he “wasn’t bothered one bit” that records showing he received a therapeutic-use exemption were published online by hackers seeking to embarrass some Olympic athletes.
“All the boxes were ticked,” said Rose, who won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics last month.
Russian hackers who broke into the World Anti-Doping Agency database published similar records about TUEs for tennis stars and sisters Serena and Venus Williams and gymnast Simone Biles, among others.
Rose requested and received permission to use an anti-inflammatory in May to treat a herniated disk.
“That whole procedure is in place for an athlete who is having medical issues,” Rose said, “not someone who is trying to gain anything from it.”