Thursday, September 20, 2007

The decision: Floyd Landis found guilty

The verdict is out, finally, after almost 14 months of drama:

"The US Anti-doping Agency (USADA) announced today that Floyd Landis' appeal to the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to overturn his sanction by the Anti-Doping Review Board (ADRB) for his alleged positive drug test on July 20, 2006 during the Tour de France was denied. The three member arbitration panel, led by president Patrice Brunet along with Christopher Campbell and Richard McLaren, was split 2-1 in the guilty verdict."
While the outcome was not completely unexpected, it still comes as a surprise, considering the multitude of issues surrounding the LNDD lab work. If facts can't persuade, what else can ?

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