Funny things, expectations: people get all affronted by stories of doping in athletics, or cycling, or football, tennis, bog-snorkelling, but when it comes to racing, no one bats an eyelid. Like everyone expects the horsey-game to be populated by bandy-legged little con-men just aching to plunge syringes into vulnerable veins. There’s almost disappointment if the roguish-slash-criminal caricature doesn’t apply.
Provale, French rugby's players' union, wants former France forward Laurent Benezech to prove his allegations that doping is widespread in rugby union. French rugby's players' union Provale hit out on Tuesday at former France forward Laurent Benezech's doping allegations. The former Toulouse, Racing-Metro and Harlequins prop claimed last week that rugby's authorities were turning a blind eye to doping in the sport.
FIFA's chief medical officer insists he is confident there is no systematic doping in football. A report on doping in sport by the French Senate - which focused primarily on cycling's Tour de France during the 1990s - also covered anti-doping procedures in football and rugby union at that time.