Doping: Rafael Nadal hits out at Puerto verdict to not name implicated athletes

WADA and the Spanish anti-doping agency have both said they will appeal the ruling.

updated: May 03, 2013 20:55 IST
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Madrid: Claycourt king Rafael Nadal has blasted the decision by a Spanish judge not to reveal the names of the athletes implicated in the infamous Operation Puerto doping case, Spanish press reported Friday.

On Tuesday, judge Julia Patricia Santamaria refused to allow the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) access to the sachets of blood that were seized in the Spanish police operation against Dr Eufemiano Fuentes, and even ordered that they be destroyed.

Unless that decision is reversed, it means the world may never know the names of those people who used Fuentes's services in order to gain an unfair advantage in their sport.

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