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Joe Papp – “The Governing body must be beyond personal vendettas”


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Joe Papp.

Amidst the welter of Tweets, outraged forum posts, recriminations and blame culture which have followed in the wake of ‘LanceGate’ we decided that it may be educational to speak to a man who’s ridden the whirlwind of a dope test positive, Joe Papp.

Joe is someone who has been subjected to trial by media and forum discussions, despite cooperating fully with the authorities after his positive result, and who still has to live with the pain of his actions, even though half a decade has passed since the fateful day of his last ever drugs test.

If you read our piece from the other day, then you’ll be aware of the doping element of Joe’s ‘back story’.

Here’s what he had to say to us on the day Nike, Anheuser-Bu