Spanish Politician Miguel Cardenal Criticizes Operation Puerto Ruling

MADRID, May 23, 2013 (AFP) - The president of the Spanish sports council, Miguel Cardenal, has become the latest senior figure to criticise the judge's decision in the Operation Puerto trial to deny anti-doping authorities access to over 200 blood bags seized from Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Despite finding Fuentes guilty of endangering public health by carrying out blood extractions … [Read more...]

IOC Deplores Ruling To Destroy Doping Evidence In Spain

LAUSANNE, May 01, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday deplored a ruling by a Spanish court that bags of blood seized in a doping case be destroyed, preventing further probes into what has been described as the world's biggest doping network. Over 200 bags of blood were seized from Eufemiano Fuentes, a sports doctor sentenced on Tuesday to a year in prison for … [Read more...]

Operation Puerto Fuentes Sentenced To One Year In Doping Case

Eufemanio Fuentes

by Kieran CANNING MADRID, Spain, April 30, 2013 (AFP) - A Spanish court on Tuesday sentenced a medical doctor who performed blood transfusions on top cyclists to a year in prison for endangering public health in a case keenly watched because of claims the practice extended to other sports. Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria said that Eufemiano Fuentes, 57, offered the blood … [Read more...]

Operation Puerto Trial Verdict Epected Next Week

Eufemanio Fuentes

MADRID, April 24, 2013 (AFP) - The verdict from the Operation Puerto trial, in which a medical doctor is accused of endangering public health by performing blood transfusions on a number of high-profile cyclists, will be delivered next week, a court spokesman said on Wednesday. "The verdict will be made public early afternoon on Tuesday April 30," the spokesman from the court in … [Read more...]

‘Doping Doctor’ Eufemiano Fuentes Denies Charges As Case Concludes

Eufemanio Fuentes

MADRID, April 2, 2013 (AFP) - A Spanish doctor accused of being at the centre of a huge blood doping racket in cycling on Tuesday denied endangering the health of his clients, as evidence in the high-profile case concluded. "In my 35-year long medical career I have never prejudiced the health of my patients, nor have I ever been aware of damage I have caused to one of my patients," … [Read more...]

Operation Puerto Doping Trial Reaches Climax

by Kieran Canning MADRID, April 1, 2013 (AFP) - The Operation Puerto doping trial involving Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes and four co-accused is set to conclude on Tuesday with the judge ruling on whether the five were guilty of endangering public health. Fuentes is on trial with his sister and fellow doctor Yolanda as well as Manolo Saiz, Vicente Belda and Ignacio Labarta who held … [Read more...]

Eufemiano Fuentes Tells Court He Is Willing To Provide List Of Clients

Eufemanio Fuentes

MADRID, March 21, 2013 (AFP) - Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who is on trial for allegedly masterminding one of sports most notorious doping rings, said Wednesday he would be 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. "If they felt I was useful and they asked me, I would consider it and … [Read more...]

UCI Lawyer Calls For Strong Eufemiano Fuentes Sentence

MADRID, March 20, 2013 (AFP) - A lawyer representing the International Cycling Union (UCI) has said that Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes should be made an example of for running possibly "the biggest doping network the world has ever seen". Fuentes and four co-accused are currently on trial in Madrid charged with endangering public health by performing blood transfusions on a number … [Read more...]

Blood-Doping Doctor Should Be Jailed Says Opertion Puerto Prosecutor

MADRID, March 16, 2013 - Spanish prosecutors on Friday called for the doctor at the center of a high-profile blood doping racket in professional cycling to be jailed for two years, as they wound up their case. Public prosecutor Rosa Calero said that Eufemiano Fuentes should be imprisoned as he was the "soul and ideologist" of a "fraudulent and punishable" network whose intention was to … [Read more...]

Eufemiano Fuentes Provided Tyler Hamilton A Doping Program

Disgraced former American cyclist Tyler Hamilton claimed on Tuesday he was given performance enhancing drugs as well as blood transfusions by Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Doctor Fuentes is the principal accused in the "Operacion Puerto" trial examining whether the blood transfusions he carried out on a number of high-profile cyclists endangered public health. Hamilton though … [Read more...]