Sarah Storey received retroactive TUE for asthma inhaler at London 2012 Paralympics

Storey returned an adverse finding after her first gold at the Games, but wasn't told about it until after she'd won her fourth medal a week later

Sarah Storey
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Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey was issued with a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) after a urine sample at the London 2012 Paralympics was found to have a level of salbutamol over the permitted limit, the Times has revealed.

Salbutamol is a drug used to treat asthma, and athletes are allowed to use it in specified quantities, but it's also considered to be performance-enhancing in high doses so an acceptable limit is set by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Salbutamol was the drug at the centre of Chris Froome’s anti-doping investigation in 2017, of which he was cleared.

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