Sport: Quotes of the Week

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When I first heard about this, I felt sorry for Diane. But now that I hear she has been found guilty, I feel that a four-year ban is not enough. If the results are correct, then she should be banned for life. Peter Elliott, former Commonwealth champion after ban on 800m runner Diane Modahl for failing a dope test.

If you tested 90 per cent of the public, they would fail - from hayfever remedies, Night Nurse and stuff like that - Britain's women's team captain Sally Gunnell's reaction.

I have a brain injury - I just stood there - Goran Ivanisevic on losing to journeyman Markus Zoecke in the US Open.

That's it. I'm sorry. Ivan Lendl, after retiring injured from his match against Bernd Karbacher in the US Open, possibly his last Grand Slam appearance.

It would be a mistake if I didn't choose a player because I was going to get criticised. What can I lose by picking him? It's not as if America can knock us out of the World Cup, is it? Terry Venables, on his selection of John Barnes for the England squad.

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