Alejandro Blanco, the president of the Spanish Olympic committee, has accused sports doctors of complicity in doping cases such as Roberto Heras' recent positive for EPO at the Vuelta a Espana.
"It is impossible that a rider is doping without his doctor knowing," said Blanco. According to Europa Press, Blanco said his organisation would take a "zero tolerance" attitude to drugs in sport. "Although I will never say that all sportsmen are innocent, I won't say that the majority are guilty either," he said. "There are some people that are winning a lot of money, but the ones that pay the consequences are the sportsmen and the people at home watching the TV."
Blanco's remarks were made in the context of explaining Madrid's possible candidature for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Madrid must be a candidate for 2016, he said, to have any chance of actually hosting the Games in 2020.