A look back at the days when football matches were played on Christmas Day. Fans talk about cutting up the Christmas turkey to make sandwiches, while the players recall having to miss their children unwrapping presents. With John Motson and Gareth Southgate.
Presented by Simon Inglis.
With Rob Bonnet. Last summer's Tour de France became notorius after revelations of the extensive use of the banned drug EPO by international cyclists.
Will sport ever rid itself of the doping scourge and should government be involved in the process?
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