Spanish 'dope doc' willing to reveal names of former sports clients

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 08:10 hrs

A Spanish doctor, who is on trial for allegedly masterminding one of sport's most notorious doping rings, has said he is willing to give the names of his former sports clients to the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency if asked to do so.

Eufemiano Fuentes is on trial with his sister Yolanda and three other defendants from cycling teams in one of the most high-profile cases in sport over a blood doping racket, with dozens of suspects in cycling and possibly other sports, reports Sport24.

The five are accused of endangering public health but not incitement to doping, which was not a crime in Spain at the time of their arrests in 2006.

In May 2006, police seized some 200 bags of tampered blood labelled with a complex system of codes and a virtual pharmacy of performance-enhancing substances including EPO, human-growth hormone, and steroids, from Fuentes.

Fuentes told the court at the start of his trial in January that he worked on a private basis with athletes from a wide range of sports, not just cycling, to help them deal with anaemia issues and not performance-enhancing doping. (ANI)

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