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France Pumped Up By Amphetamines In 1980s, Book Says - Yahoo News

France's rugby establishment, including Blanco, the current French Rugby Federation vice president, did not immediately react to the allegations. Former French prop Laurent Benezech said in 2013 that drug-taking in rugby in the 1980s was the same as in cycling. Others like home ex-France coach Bernard Laporte, have also acknowledged moved here that drugs were taken. Laporte told a French parliament hearing in 2013 players took drugs without knowing they were banned. Jean-Pierre Elissalde, a former French scrum half and whose playing career lasted from 1973-88, said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper that "the sports world was stuffed with drugs in the 1970s and 1980s." Ballester wrote a 2004 book on disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong in which he was among the first to publicly make drug more.. allegations against the seven-time Tour de France champion. His rugby book, "Rugby a Charges, l'enquete choc" (The case against rugby) is released in France on March 5. Ballester's book also casts doubt on the use of supplements by some current players.
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