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Old 09-20-07, 11:46 AM   #1
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Landis: Breaking News

From the AP wire:

Arbitrators find Landis guilty of doping, rule he must forfeit 2006 Tour title

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
September 20, 2007

PARIS (AP) -- Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive doping case Thursday when the arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory, The Associated Press has learned.

The decision, handed down nearly four months after a bizarre and bitterly fought hearing, leaves Landis with only one more outlet to possibly salvage his title -- an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport"



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Old 09-20-07, 11:58 AM   #2
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Not a surprise. What is a surprise is the group finding that the initial test was invalid:

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In its 84-page decision, the majority found the initial screening test to measure Landis' testosterone levels — the testosterone-to-epitestosterone test — was not done according to World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

But the more precise and expensive carbon-isotope ration analysis (IRMS), performed after a positive T-E test is recorded, was accurate, the arbitrators said, meaning "an anti-doping rule violation is established."
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Old 09-21-07, 06:32 AM   #3
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The USADA is funded by the US goverment......they needed to net a big fish to keep your tax money flowing.
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Old 09-21-07, 07:37 AM   #4
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The USADA is funded by the US goverment......they needed to net a big fish to keep your tax money flowing.
Is landis even a big fish to anyone beyond us?
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....and it's outta here!!!
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Old 09-21-07, 09:35 AM   #6
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Is landis even a big fish to anyone beyond us?
Are you kidding? I watched all or part of six different news broadcasts and every one of them talked about this.
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