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I think it is a drug issue

Several years back, Fancy Bears (a Russian Hacker group) hacked the WADA (World Anti Doping) system in part to show (in what they felt) the hypocrisy of the west's sanctions of Russia for doping activities (notice the Russian athletes this year are not participating under the Russian flag due to being sanctioned).

As part of that hack, it was revealed that Simone has a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) to take Ritalin for her ADHD.

Ritalin and Adderall are two ADHD medications that are commonly abused by college students and silicon valley tech-sters because it allows one to "focus" easier. MLB pitchers are also banned from taking those drugs for that very reason, it makes it easier to concentrate.

My understanding is Japan has completely banned both medications for ADHD (not just an Olympic ban, but for all people all the time). Consequently, Simone is having to compete for the first time without being able to use her medication. My theory is she can't focus to the level needed because she is flying solo (no Ritalin) this year.

(In response to this post by SamSpade)

Link: Inside Simone Biles’ shocking exit: Anatomy of an Olympics breakdown

Posted: 07/30/2021 at 09:26AM


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Current Thread:
Simone Biles quits US Gymnastic team..... -- SamSpade 07/27/2021 08:17AM
  I think it is a drug issue -- HallelujahBuff 07/30/2021 09:26AM
  Very interesting ** -- CUKev 07/30/2021 1:02PM
  I have to wonder if there were warning signs -- CUKev 07/29/2021 3:03PM
  Update, she pulled out of the individuals too. ** -- SamSpade 07/28/2021 08:28AM
  The pressure is real. NBC way over does it on singling -- The Midnight Toker 07/27/2021 12:12PM
  Would you really want her to show up and "suck"? -- buffaloaded 07/28/2021 2:43PM
  It's not about her. It's about teamates -- Colo Spgs Buff 07/28/2021 3:42PM
  That was my initial reaction -- CUKev 07/28/2021 2:12PM
  Social media also. -- Colo Spgs Buff 07/28/2021 1:30PM
  Heard she did one vault and quit?? ** -- CUKev 07/27/2021 11:43AM

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