Doctor in sports doping scandal breaks silence

5th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

5 July 2006, MADRID — A doctor implicated in a doping scandal in the world of cycling broke his silence on Wednesday to claim "footballers, tennis players and athletes" were also taking illegal substances.

5 July 2006

MADRID — A doctor implicated in a doping scandal in the world of cycling broke his silence on Wednesday to claim "footballers, tennis players and athletes" were also taking illegal substances.

Eufemiano Fuentes, who worked with a cycling team involved with the Tour de France, refused to name names but said footballers from the Primera and Segunda leagues  were among those who had taken illegal drugs.

Rafael Nadal, Spain's No1 tennis star has been implicated in the growing scandal by a French newspaper. Nadal has denied the claims.

Fuentes, speaking on the Cadena Ser radio channel, said footballers from the First and Second Division clubs had been treated by him or he had recommended treatments for them to other doctors.

An investigation has been launched into the accusations and Fuentes was accused of supplying illegal drugs to one cycling team.

Authorities have compiled a list of sports people who are implicated in the scandal.

But sports minister Jaime Lissavetzky denied there were footballers or tennis players on the list.

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Subject: Spanish news

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