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Belgian petanque players condemn Dutch bitterness in cocaine commotion02:06

Belgian petanque players condemn Dutch bitterness in cocaine commotion

Belgium, Ixelles
January 16, 2019 at 18:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

The world of petanque was rocked by accusations that Belgian players use performance enhancing cocaine in competitions. Amateurs in Ixelles on Wednesday, find the idea laughable and chalk it up to the Dutch being sore losers.

Two major Dutch players accused Belgian competitors of using cocaine during competitions in an article published on January 15.

Amateur players at the Ixelles petanque club are dumbfounded by the idea that anyone would use cocaine in the context of a petanque competition, as the sport is usually associated with retirees drinking pastis.

"They certainly lost against the Belgians and found an excuse," says Ixelles club president Serge Soyez.

Belgian petanque players condemn Dutch bitterness in cocaine commotion02:06
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The world of petanque was rocked by accusations that Belgian players use performance enhancing cocaine in competitions. Amateurs in Ixelles on Wednesday, find the idea laughable and chalk it up to the Dutch being sore losers.

Two major Dutch players accused Belgian competitors of using cocaine during competitions in an article published on January 15.

Amateur players at the Ixelles petanque club are dumbfounded by the idea that anyone would use cocaine in the context of a petanque competition, as the sport is usually associated with retirees drinking pastis.

"They certainly lost against the Belgians and found an excuse," says Ixelles club president Serge Soyez.

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