Operacion Puerto: open and closed doors

Doping syringe

After almost seven years of waiting, some of the main players in the Spanish blood doping ring are enjoying their first days in a Madrid court in a process that might take two months.

When the Spanish authorities raided the offices of gynaecologist Dr Eufemiano Fuentes in May 2006 they confiscated computer hard drives as well as a reported 7,000 documents. Not forgetting around 200 bags of blood.

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