Sport: Quotes of the week

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It has all the hallmarks of East Germany. Dave Haller, the Great Britain coach, accuses the Chinese swimmers of taking drugs.

I get very angry about this, it is totally groundless. When European or American athletes do well that is OK. People are just jealous. Le Jingyi replies after setting a new 100m freestyle world record.

I did smoke cannabis for recreational use only. I've got fined and I am very sorry if I embarrassed anybody, but I never intended it to be a performance-enhancing drug. Chris Scanlon, snooker player, after failing a drugs test.

There were times when I hid in my room, had a joint and totally switched off. Ian Botham comes clean about the New Zealand tour of 1983-84.

It looks like Mark McCormack now owns the Tour. Seve Ballesteros takes exception to not being invited to play in the World Match Play.

I'm off to Planet Hollywood. I'll take my guitar and maybe play some blues. Alexi Lalas chills out after defeat at Wembley.

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