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    from velonews: Spanish court orders release of Puerto blood, absolves Fuentes

    Spanish court orders release of Puerto blood, absolves Fuentes - VeloNews.com

    There could be as many as 40 athletes linked to the blood bags, most of them thought to be cyclists, but only a handful have ever been identified or sanctioned — among them are Ivan Basso, Alejandro Valverde and Jan Ullrich. The doctor, however, admitted during the trial to have worked with soccer players, tennis players and boxers.

    But will Tuesday’s court ruling be too late?

    The WADA code has a 10-year statute of limitations on doping offenses, and Tuesday’s ruling came just weeks after Puerto’s decade-long window closed. There could be room for some wrangling on that question, but there was no word yet from WADA or other anti-doping authorities on what might happen next.
    Very convenient.

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    exactly

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    Dr. Cox: Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard fillings. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bubble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    What happens next?
    My money is on nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSmile View Post
    My money is on nothing.
    There is no statute of limitations in the court of public opinion. If the athlete's names are released, many of them may be employed at teams in other roles. Depending on a team's rules, they may be dismissed. If an active rider is named, it'll be hard for them to get a job next season.
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    Nothing will happen. We'll hear another story in about 6 months.

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    Maybe Fancy Bears will grab the list and give it up. WADA and crew will obviously do all they can to bury it.
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    And now for the latest in the never ending Operation Puerto case. (I swear this will still be going on in 10 years).
    Spanish court stops identification of Operacion Puerto athletes | Cyclingnews.com

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