Oh my god....!!! - TennisForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
merda2004's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,112
Oh my god....!!!

Did u know about this???

Obsessive tennis father jailed for death of son's rival· Eight years for man who drugged opponents
Child star daughter says she will carry on playing
Kim Willsher in Paris The Guardian, Friday March 10, 2006 Article history.

An obsessive French father accused of drugging his children's tennis rivals, and unintentionally killing one of them, was jailed for eight years last night. Christophe Fauviau, 46, was found guilty of manslaughter. One of the players whose drink he had spiked died after losing control of his car on the way home from a match.
Fauviau had faced a potential 20 years in jail for "premeditated administration of a harmful substance that caused death without intention". But the advocate general, Serge Mackowiak, called for a lighter sentence of between eight and 10 years. He accepted that Fauviau had not sought to kill or injure the players.

However, the prosecutor described the defendant as "an adult who turned his children into objects of his own fantasies of success" and whose actions were premeditated.

"Nothing stopped you: players collapsing on the court, the sight of stretchers, of an 11-year-old girl, a young woman, who collapses against a fence," said Mr Mackowiak. "It's normal to want your children to succeed, but there are limits. For you, the ends justified the means."

Fauviau's wife, Catherine, 43, told the court that neither she nor the children had any idea that players were being drugged. She said her husband was a good father but had "cracked" over the tennis. In the end, she would accompany their son, Maxime, and daughter, Valentine, to matches because he could no longer "bear to see his children play".

She said her husband's problems were linked to conflicts with the tennis league over Valentine's training. At the time, the teenager was one of France's best players in her age group.

"The whole affair has been a very big shock for us," said Mrs Fauviau. "It's terrible what he did - incomprehensible. I can assure you he's a good person." Valentine Fauviau said she wanted to continue playing tennis to show that she did not need her father's help to win. "Perhaps he did it for love," she told the court. "My father never wanted to hurt anyone."

Fauviau, a former army helicopter pilot, admitted doping a number of players, but had told the court that he had become obsessed with tennis and was mentally disturbed at the time.

The court, at Mont-de-Marsan, south-west France, was told that Fauviau had devoted himself to the tennis careers of his teenage children. But it became more than just a game. He took to drugging their rivals with a sedative that he slipped into their water bottles.

The tactic went tragically wrong when Alexandre Lagardère, 25, a teacher, pulled out of a match with Maxime in July 2003 after the first set, complaining that he felt too tired and ill to continue. While driving home, his car left the road and he was killed. An autopsy revealed traces of the powerful sedative, Temesta.

Fauviau was arrested as he returned from a tennis tournament in Egypt with his daughter. Police said he admitted drugging Mr Lagardère and two other players. But many other players then complained that they had felt ill during and after matches with the Fauviau children - suffering fatigue, blurred vision and stomach pains.

Investigators say that between 2000 and 2003 - without the knowledge of his children or wife - Fauviau spiked the drinks of six boys and 21 girls, of whom nine were minors.

The retired serviceman admitted drugging the players. He said he was unable to bear watching them compete.

"At that time I wasn't well at all," he told the court. "Putting tablets into someone's bottles - I can't explain it. Every match that my children took part in meant terrible anguish. I had the impression that I was always being judged by the results of my children."

He asked Mr Lagardère's parents, who were in court, for forgiveness.

"It's something that completely took me over, and I couldn't imagine that I could be responsible for the death of your son," he said.


how sad this is???poor kid.
i know that the article is a bit old but never heard about it!

to err is human to forgive...divine
merda2004 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Senior Member
azza's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,931
Re: Oh my god....!!!

To long to read sum it up
azza is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Elwin.'s Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Delft
Posts: 26,810
Re: Oh my god....!!!

that is

Krajicek Bertens Wickmayer Jankovic Kerber Svitolina Hogenkamp de Vroome Flipkens Kerkhove Burger Rus Rezai Bacsinszky / Lena D. missing you
Elwin. is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: With him ......
Posts: 4,748
Re: Oh my god....!!!

yeah i remeber tht ,, i think his daughter playes itf/wta

Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Keothavong brit no. 1
JAMESYBABY! is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 95,135
Re: Oh my god....!!!

Suckmila. is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Look who's back!
Sean.'s Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 32,452
Re: Oh my god....!!!


That's crazy. But no top players were drugged?

Vera Zvonareva * Ana Ivanović * Li Na * Laura Robson ......
Sean. is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cairns
Posts: 738
Re: Oh my god....!!!

What the...
Lyndle_BE is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 20,425
Re: Oh my god....!!!

Yea, I read that before. Just too sad.

Azarenka / Konjuh / Svitolina

Andreas is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Senior Member
ElusiveChanteuse's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 83,360
Re: Oh my god....!!!

I came across the news before. Getting jailed for death.
ElusiveChanteuse is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Senior Member
Harvs's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12,781
Re: Oh my god....!!!


dellacqua dokic groth molik stosur
holland mirkovic moore rogowska wejnert
clijsters hantuchova jankovic sharapova venus
Harvs is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 139
Re: Oh my god....!!!

This is just crazy. Sport is supposed to played for fun when you are a child. Insane

The Tennis Times - Tennis News, Tennis Results, Tennis Scores, Photos, Videos, Interviews, Forums and more

Want to write about Tennis? Anyone can publish on TheTennisTimes and make money if your published - http://thetennistimes.com

thetennistimes is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 08:45 PM
nothing else compares
Dav.'s Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 19,566
Re: Oh my god....!!!

Yeah, Valentine was one of my faves.

Too bad she had to suffer because of her psycho dad's actions.

She's tried to play a few ITF events but she always loses early and has never proved her potential. She was once considered to be one of France's biggest hopes for the WTA.

Dav. is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Senior Member
DutchieGirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: my own Dutchie world
Posts: 152,959
Re: Oh my god....!!!

Yeah, it's been in the news a bit, and some articles have been posted here. Not a good story.


She & Him @ Melkweg "The Max", Amsterdam 6th May 2010
DutchieGirl is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2008, 10:36 PM
She came to play.......
sharapovarulz1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 7,518
Re: Oh my god....!!!


Stosur/Pironkova/Robson/Govortsova/Kuznetsova/Safina/GB Girls

Official Right Midfielder Of The Sveta Football Team
sharapovarulz1 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome