Former tennis great Noah accuses Spain in general of doping


In a Le Monde article published today, 1983 French Open champion Yannick Noah accuses Spanish athletes of widespread doping, adding that the only way to level the playing field would be to allow everyone to use banned drugs. “How can a country (Spain) dominate sport from one day to the next”, he asks, “Had they discovered avant-garde training techniques and methods that no one else imagined?”. He notes that Spanish athletes are consistently beefier than French, and says the only conclusion is that they must be doping. Ouch, this of course meets hard criticism immediately, for instance from the French sports minister, telling French TV that the comments about accepting doping were “serious and irresponsible”. Via ESPN Tennis and Yahoo! Sport

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