September 21, 2023

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A tale of two ITF anti-doping cases

Spencer Furman, a Duke University sophomore, has been cleared of the anti-doping violation he was charged with last fall.

“Mr. Furman explained that he used an ADHD medication called Vyvanse that was prescribed to him by a doctor to help him concentrate while studying at university,” the ITF wrote in a statement.

The 20-year-old was granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption. 

Zeynep Sönmez, a 15-year-old junior girl from Turkey was given a 12-month suspension. A child psychologist diagnosed her with narcolepsy and prescribed Modafinil to help her “stay awake when studying for school exams”.

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