DOPING allegations have been made against Spanish tennis star, Rafael Nadal by a former French official. The Spanish government and Olympic committee have jumped to Nadal´s defence. It all started when former French Minister for Health and Sport Roselyne Bachelot explained to French television on Thursday March 10 that Nadal’s seven month injury break in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test.”
The Spanish Olympic Committee returned play with a statement saying Nadal “has been submitted to innumerable anti-doping controls that he has always passed throughout his long career.”
President of Spain’s Higher Sports Council, Miguel Cardenal slammed Bachelot’s accusations, saying: “slander of one of the most important athletes in history.”
Toni Nadal, the tennis star´s coach and uncle, called Bachelot “an imbecile,” according to Spanish media.
Last week Euro Weekly News reported on Maria Sharapova´s failed drug test.