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Spain Olympic chief says steeplechaser Mullera shouldn't compete because of doping suspicions

08/02/2012 09:13 EDT | Updated 10/02/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - The head of Spain's national Olympic committee doesn't think steeplechaser Angel Mullera should compete despite winning his case to be reinstated to the team after facing doping allegations.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday a decision by the Spanish athletics federation and Olympic committee to exclude Mullera "did not constitute 'technical' reasons" after an email exchanges between the athlete and a trainer indicated he may have been doping or was planning to.

Alejandro Blanco says "we're talking about emails that seem to be recognized as his. Being drug-free is not just about testing negative but about not even playing with doping."

Blanco says Spain's reputation was also "at stake."

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