Rafa Nadal: “If you ask permission and you get it, there is nothing forbidden”
“When you ask permission to take something for therapeutic reasons and you get it, you’re not taking anything forbidden. It is not news, it does not have to do demagoguery” . Such confidence showed Rafael Nadal on the leaks made public Monday by the pirate group Fancy Bears , who issued authorizations for therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) that the player received in 2009 and 2012 to treat his knee problems with betamethasone (a strong steroid anti – inflammatory properties) and corticotropin (a polypeptide hormone, also used as anti -inflammatory).
During an act of Banco Sabadell, one of his sponsors, Nadal said once again that he has never taken substances to improve their performance. “I’ve never taken anything to improve my performance, ever. If you take these substances was because doctors believed that was best for my knee , ” said the Spanish, who confirmed their commitment to clean sport again.
“Sport is not only that it be clean, but it has to look like . We can not fail the people who take us as examples. We have to be a negative or doubtful positive example, neither” he said.
In that vein, Nadal asked once again to be made public whenever an athlete also the results of the tests are under scrutiny and. “It would be much more beneficial for athletes, spectators and media that every time one makes a doping control out published the news and two weeks after the results. So the problem would end.”.The sport has to step forward and be completely transparent. I’ve spent years saying.