Yannick Noah avoided an air disaster last week when the plane he and Guy Forget were in was forced to return to Paris after an on board explosion just after takeoff. The two were en route to Brazil for an exhibition tennis event in Rio de Janeiro.
After the mid-air scare, Noah and Forget boarded a flight the next day to Jockey Club in Rio where they were to play in an exo match against Nicolas Lapentti and Andres Gomez over the weekend.
But the real disaster came Friday after Noah safely landed then opened his mouth reaffirming his position that Spanish athletes and tennis players are still doping, according to this story from the Australian.
Author Courtney Walsh writes, “But the 1983 Roland Garros champion said that while he saw no reason ‘to repent’ for singling out Spain, he was certain the problem is far greater given the wide-ranging scope of the scandal involving Lance Armstrong.”
And the story quoted the Noah as saying “I understand that many people are trying to play nice but are paying dearly for it. Look what happened in cycling with Lance Armstrong. It took . . . 10 years to find something that everyone already knew long ago. This is very sad.”
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