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Sebastian Coe says Fancy Bears leak damages IAAF fight against cheats

• ‘There can be no excuse for the leaking of personal and medical data’
• Mo Farah and others had medical information leked by Russian hackers

The world governing body, the IAAF, has apologised to Mo Farah and other big names whose personal medical information was leaked by the Russian hackers Fancy Bears and admitted the breach of security had put informers at risk.

Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, said he feared that the sustained data attack – between December 2016 and early April this year before being discovered and closed – had damaged the fight against cheats.

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