Calgary Herald

Nadal sues French ex-minister

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Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit against Roselyne Bachelot because of her “offensive remarks” on French TV last month. Bachelot, France’s former minister for health and sport, said on a TV show the Spaniard’s seven-month hiatus in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test.” He said if he wins the case, any award will be “paid back in full to an NGO or foundation in France.”

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