Spanish player suspended

04-13-2005, 04:59 PM
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Of course, its not anyone very important. How much must it suck for him to have "Feo" in his name, though? Isn't that espanol for "ugly"?

Chloe le Bopper
04-13-2005, 08:24 PM
This must mean that ALL Spaniards are on the juice.

I knew it! *shakes fist*

04-13-2005, 10:52 PM
Sucks to be him.

04-14-2005, 12:05 AM
considering he was ranked at 763, i don't it was doing him any good . . .

04-14-2005, 12:58 AM
It is not Feo Bernabe as in the ATP report, but Feo-Bernabe.
Maybe that is some compensation as it is part of his hyphenated surname and not a Christian (given) name. I can not imagine many parents being honest enough to say ''Lets just call him Feo, because he is."

04-14-2005, 02:33 AM
lol poor guy being discriminated for his rather creative name :tape:

I dont think its fair!

04-14-2005, 10:20 AM
This must mean that ALL Spaniards are on the juice.

I knew it! *shakes fist*
Ah ah ah, still this old good sense of humour... no Spanish sportsman could be doped, it's impossible and just a good joke ! (by the way in cycling Indurain did all what he did on water in the 90's, everybody knows it, if someone says the contrary it's just sarcastic for sure...)

04-14-2005, 12:22 PM
It will be easier to read like this, cause sometimes PDF files go bananas on people's computers:

April 8 2005
Player Suspended Two Months for Doping Offense

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S.A.— The ATP, governing body of the men’s professional tennis

circuit, announced today that Luis Feo Bernabé has received a two-month suspension after he tested

positive for Betamethasone, which is a Glucocorticosteroid on October 2, 2004 after a qualifying match

at the ATP Challenger tournament in Sevilla, Spain.

Betamethasone is listed as a "Specified Substance" under the World Anti-Doping Code and under the

rules of the ATP’s Tennis Anti-Doping Program. Under the World Anti-Doping Code, use of a specified

substance where there was no intention to enhance performance can carry a minimum penalty of a

warning through to a maximum penalty of a one-year suspension.

A tribunal comprised of Richard McLaren (CAN), Dr. Gary Wadler (USA) and Prof. Arturo Marti (PRC)

determined that Bernabé, a player from Spain, committed a doping violation under the rules of the

Tennis Anti-Doping Program. The independent tribunal determined that Bernabé should receive a twomonth

suspension from any ATP or Challenger Series event or other activity authorized or organized by

the ATP. The use of Betamethasone in this case was determined by the tribunal to not be for

performance enhancing reasons.

The full text of the Tennis Anti-Doping Program tribunal decision can be found at Bernabé, whose current singles ranking is No. 763, will be

eligible to return to competition on June 6, 2005.

About the Tennis Anti-Doping Program

The Tennis Anti-Doping Program is a comprehensive and internationally recognized drug-testing

program that applies to all players competing at tournaments sanctioned by the ATP, WTA Tour and

ITF. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. More background

on the Tennis Anti-Doping Program, penalties, statistics and testing procedure information, including a

transcript of the Bernabé decision, can be found at

Media Contacts:

ATP VP, Media Relations: Graeme Agars,, +1-904-285-8000

Europe: Nicola Arzani,, +377-9797-0404

Mundo Latino & Europe: Benito Perez-Barbadillo,, +377-9797-0404

Americas: Chris Wallace,, +1-904-285-8000

International Group: Iggy Jovanovic,, +61-2-9250-2300

04-14-2005, 03:31 PM
Thanks CooCoo for copying the article. I forgot that PDF files can be weird many times.

It is clearly the Roman Catholicism that causes all Spaniards and Argies to dope up. The next pope needs to look into this.

04-14-2005, 05:08 PM
and the czechs, they are catholics too!

04-15-2005, 12:55 AM
cause sometimes PDF files go bananas on people's computers:

Ba na na s.

04-15-2005, 12:56 AM
FEo??? :lol: :rolls: :haha:

04-15-2005, 12:57 AM
FEo??? :lol: :rolls: :haha:

Why would someone call another person "ugly" and make that his name?

04-15-2005, 01:47 AM
Why would someone call another person "ugly" and make that his name?

i don tknow , :lol: but i think his parents were so cruel giving him that name.

04-15-2005, 02:16 AM
I can imagine.