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Decision on Operacion Puerto blood bag appeals should be made this month

Decision on Operacion Puerto blood bag appeals should be made this month

A Spanish judge ordered the destruction of almost 200 blood bags seized as part of Operacion Puerto, but the appeals against the decision should be resolved this month The result of appeals made against the ordered destruction of almost 200 blood bags seized as part of Operacion Puerto should be made public this month, according to the Telegraph .

In a series of raids, almost 10 years ago, police discovered hundreds of bags of blood, a thousand doses of anabolic steroids and machines to manipulate and transfuse blood, among other doping paraphernalia.

Clients of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes included Alejandro Valverde , who served a two year ban from 2010 for his involvement, and Jan Ullrich, who initially denied doping but admitted it after his retirement , although whistleblower Jesus Manzano said he saw well-known footballers waiting to see Dr Fuentes.

As part of the trial against Dr Fuentes, who was handed a one-year suspended sentence for endangering public health, Judge Julia Patricia Santamaria ordered the destruction of the seized blood bags , which could belong to tennis players, footballers and boxers, as well as cyclists if Fuentes’ claims are to be believed.

Among the appellants of the ruling were the World Anti-Doping Agency, […]

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