Operation Puerto dope trial: Doc at heart of racket says he treated 'all kinds of athletes'
MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish doctor on trial over a major blood doping racket involving top professional cyclists said on Tuesday that he had worked for athletes in "all kinds" of sports.
"I worked with individual sportspersons... of all kinds," Eufemanio Fuentes, 57, who is charged with public health offences, told the court in Madrid.
Police arrested him in 2006 when they seized 200 bags of blood and other evidence of performance-enhancing transfusions, in an investigation dubbed "Operation Puerto".
Fuentes, who is on trial along with his sister and three other defendants from the cycling world, told the court on Tuesday that "most" of the sportspersons he was working for in 2006 were cyclists.