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The biggest cheats in sporting history

The biggest cheats in sporting history
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A former Spanish basketball boss has been found guilty of fraud 13 years after he presided over one of the biggest scandals in sporting history.

Fernando Martin Vicente, the former head of the Spanish Federation for Mentally Handicapped Sports, fielded athletes with no disabilities at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney in order to win the gold medal.

A Madrid court has now fined him 5,400 euros (£4,600) and ordered him to return 142,355 euros (£120,500) in government subsidies which the federation received for the athletes without disabilities.

A former Spanish basketball boss has been found guilty of fraud 13 years after he presided over one of the biggest scandals in sporting history.

Fernando Martin Vicente, the former head of the Spanish Federation for Mentally Handicapped Sports, fielded athletes with no disabilities at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney in order to win the gold medal.

A Madrid court has now fined him 5,400 euros (£4,600) and ordered him to return 142,355 euros (£120,500) in government subsidies which the federation received for the athletes without disabilities

Ribargorda said he had played for the Spanish Paralympic basketball team for over two years but had no mental handicap.

He said the only test he had been asked to complete at his first training session was six press-ups, after which his blood pressure was taken, nor did he face an intelligence test when he was in Australia. see more

source: dailymail UK

 

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