Sport: Quotes of the week

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`We were treated like animals, like criminals.' Dutch Tour de France cyclist Joroen Blijlevens, on his hotel being raided by police searching for drugs.

`With TVM, it is the head that is to blame, not the legs.' Odile Madrolle, a French magistrate dealing with investigations into the Dutch team's alleged offences.

`Doping now is everything that, firstly, is harmful to an athlete's health and, secondly, artificially augments his performance. If it's just the second case, for me that's not doping. If it's the first case, it is.' Juan Antonio Samaranch, the president of the International Olympic Committee.

`You don't think about personal milestones at such moments.' Mike Atherton shrugs off being left two short of a century when England beat South Africa in the fourth Test.

`I could have been a grumpy old man in 18 months if I hadn't achieved my goal.' Graham Henry explains why he's taken charge of the Welsh rugby union side rather than waiting to coach his native New Zealand.

`He didn't train with us today and apparently his dinner would have been thrown in the bin if he had not made it home by 1pm.' Aston Villa manager John Gregory takes a caustic approach to David Unsworth's change of mind.

`I don't understand wives getting involved. They should concentrate on looking after the kids and the house.' Harry Redknapp, the West Ham manager who let Unsworth go to Villa, takes an old-fashioned view about the role of women in society.

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