Talk about asleep at the switch, it's the 30th and I forgot all about the report due on the 29th. That'll teach me to pay attention to the paying job!
Let's see, in January, we had
- procedurally a whole heap of nothing going on visibly with the USADA case;
- the AFLD case come up as a big deal, and then seem to fizzle, at more expense to Landis;
- the Floyd Fairness Fund open shop, and apparently collect $150,000 in the first month.
- "Town Hall" meetings for the FFF
- John LeLangue resurfaced, covering his backside.
- Landis gave us a plug in a ROAD magazine interview.
- Mr. Pound took a PR beating from the NYT Magazine, launching the "violating virgins" quote.
- CBC ran a long story that was balanced enough folks from both ends of the spectrum complained;
- Betsy Andreu responded at length to Rant's discussion of the CBC piece;
- Mr. Pounds' "Roid Floyd" claim seems to have been debunked.
- The Puerto investigation was stalled because someone in the Spanish goverment forgot to pay a 25,000 Euro lab bill.
- Landis IS doing Leadville, and the promoter couldn't care less about sanctioning bodies.
- Maclean's magazine collects the wit and wisdom of Mr. Pound.
- Landis got some new high powered and high priced legal help.
- Dr. Kay reports Landis' hip is recovering marvelously.
- WETA radio ran an interview with Landis that NPR picked up, adding comments by Ayotte.
- McQuaid shot himself in the foot with remarks unrelated to Landis.
- Mr. Landis went to Washington, and talked with some folks in Congress.
- Michael Hiltzik continued focusing his journalistic spotlight on WADA in the LA Times.
- WADA started to back away from "strict liability" in a proposed Code update.
- The Cofidis legal case in France wrapped up with a whimper.
- Oscar Peirero got caught with his TUE paperwork in a bunch, but eventually came out intact and with a new appreciation of the media machine.
- Landis ran his week-long training camp with a spiffy new bike, and rode the heck out of everybody, despite being overweight.
- Patrick Lefevere of QuickStep had some dirty laundry aired out, suggesting he's more than a little hypocritical when it comes to taking a moral stand.
The big question that remains open is: What is going on with the USADA proceeding?
Heck if I know.