Biles had tested positive for methylphenidate, also often known as Ritalin, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) disclosed. Methylphenidate is a banned substance, but Biles had received an exemption because of her medical condition.
Biles took the opportunity not just to share her support for clean Olympic Games but also to open up about her struggles with ADHD.
She took to Twitter to say, “I have ADHD and I have taken medicine for it since I was a kid. Please know, I believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules, and will continue to do so as air play is critical to sport and is very important to me.”
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