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Tensions in the French team, doping and romance with Laure Manaudou: anecdotes from the biography of Alain Bernard

The two-time Olympic swimming champion is told in a biography that comes out this Wednesday. Selection of some of the best passages from the book.

Eight years after having definitively left the pools, the double Olympic champion Alain Bernard is revealed in a biography (Alain Bernard, Mon destin olympique, Éditions Talent Sport). A story in which the greatest French swimmer in history looks back on his beginnings in the pools, his complicated period of adolescence, his high-level career of course, but also on the backstage of the France team and the sometimes stormy relations maintained with Yannick Agnel and Camille Lacourt in particular. He also evokes his after career and the terrible drama that occurred during the program Dropped during which, ten people, including Camille Muffat, a swimmer he was very close to, lost their lives. We have isolated nine passages from a book that is full of confidences.

The drama of the helicopter crash on the show

Swimmer Camille Muffat, navigator Florence Arthaud and boxer Alexis Vastine, along with seven other people perished in a helicopter crash during the filming of the reality show

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