Tennis, blue tits and a pool full of poison: Jon Holmes' history of sporting sabotage

A swimming pool of poison! - Jon Holmes finds out about poisoning in sport

Green for go: Is the Olympic diving pool a "code for drugs gangs"?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Jon Holmes is once again making sure he's got his finger on the pulse of the latest news.

Having found out that tennis player Gabriella Taylor could have been deliberately poisoned at the Junior Wimbledon championships in July he decided to turn to the experts (we use that word loosely) to analyse the situation.

It was the perfect excuse to speak to his good friend Ben Fletcher from talkSPORT, who explained other incidences of deliberate sabotage in sport...including the legendary cyanide-smuggling blue tits of the mid-1960s, and Rio 2016's green diving pool which is "an eleaborate coding system for Brazil's criminal underground". 

Listen to the full interview to find out more

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