Monday, December 17, 2007

News of Landis Appeal...



I know, I know. Some of you are sick to death of cycling and doping, so I'll keep this very short. If you remember the hearing Floyd Landis had last summer, you'll recall that despite the shortcomings of the French testing lab, they still found Floyd guilty. Then the panel went on to say that if these sloppy procedures weren't corrected, someday, somehow, someone would have to be presumed innocent.

Well, it's happened. USADA had its first ever loss before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a case involving sloppy lab work. Sound familiar? It's the same argument that Landis is making.

Now, I promised to keep this short, so if you're interested just follow the link...

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Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

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7:13 AM  
Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

We have become very good at casting shadows of doubt. It's seen everywhere. Doubt of global warming, evolution, the holocaust and the French testing labs.

I really don't think anyone can be competitive at the levels required in professional sport without enhancements.

If a 20 something year old is offered 10 million dollars to hit 30 home runs, he had better do whatever he need to do to hit 30 home runs. The owners expect it, the media expects it, and the fans expect it.

Most of the athletes in other sports eventually fess up. We'll see about this one.

7:22 AM  

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