Fuentes says more sports than cycling used his blood doping services

Associated Press

MADRID - The doctor at the centre of Spain's long-awaited Operation Puerto trial says athletes from sports other than just cycling used his blood doping services.

Eufemiano Fuentes testified Tuesday that, although the vast majority of those who approached him were cyclists, others could have included "footballers, athletes or boxers." He did not give any names.

Also Tuesday, presiding judge Julia Santamaria agreed with all the parties that American cyclist Tyler Hamilton would be called to testify as a witness. Hamilton has been outspoken in revealing details of doping in the sport.

The judge also said she would consider written applications from prosecution and plaintiffs about what to do with scores of blood bags seized by police but not used as evidence.

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