Ophelie Claude-Boxberger at a meeting in Ostrava, June 13, 2018. - Petr Sznapka / AP / SIPA
Alain Flaccus came out of silence. Ophélie Claude-Boxberger's stepfather and masseur admitted in an interview with the Est Républicain that he knowingly doped the athlete during a massage session, which he had already revealed to OLAESP investigators (central office for combating damage to the environment and public health).
"It went very quickly, I don't even know if I injected everything"
"I don't explain it. I had an impulse. That day, Ophélie had dropped in training and asked me before eating or before showering if I could massage her a little later. […] I told myself that if I had to do something, it was at that time, he explains to our colleagues. While she was not in the room, I opened the two syringes and hid them under the sofa on which I usually slept. She was half asleep because she takes sleeping pills, anxiolytics. As I had prepared my syringes, I took the first one, pinched the skin with my left hand and injected EPO subcutaneously with my right hand. It went very quickly, I don't even know if I injected everything. She had a start, thinking that I had scratched her. […] It was only the next day that I realized the stupidity I had done. […] It's bullshit. "
#Exclusive Claude-Boxberger case: "I had a drive", Alain Flaccus breaks the silence
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Why such a gesture, when Alain Flaccus had been reinstated in the entourage of the middle distance runner at the request of his mother, who had established a relationship with the one that his daughter had accused of sexual touching in the past? His relationship with the doctor of the French team Jean-Michel Serra.
“Contrary to what has been written, there has never been anything with Ophélie. There have never been any complaints. […] There were only writings, no touching or rape, just an email in which I explained my feelings to him. And it's true, this relationship with Serra annoyed me. I suspected that she would be checked again when I returned from Font-Romeu. Maybe we could relate to Serra. It's completely stupid, it's absurd, stupid. I did not measure the consequences for her. "
Asked by RMC Sport about the revelations of Alain Flaccus, Ophélie Claude-Boxberger, still suspended, had trouble finding the words: "I am angry because destroying the life of a person like that is horrible. Wanting to harm someone ... explaining that he doesn't realize that he is destroying a person is simply horrible, she laments. In the end, the one who sees her life destroyed for the moment and can no longer advance in her life at all is me. I already had a huge shock during the confrontation during police custody at the end of November. There it makes yet another shock. "
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