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Doping in Football


In David Walsh’s fantastic book Seven Deadly Sins, which tells of his pursuit of Lance Armstrong to prove that the (then) seven time Tour De France winner had doped throughout his career, he tells a story of something his son had said in RE class. His son John was tragically killed at the age of 12 when he was knocked off his bicycle by a car and David Walsh was trying to learn more about his son in order to come to terms with the tragedy. He visited his sons old school and spoke to his former teach Mrs Twomey who told her fondest memory of John.

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