Comment from Julie says:
You can see it live, go to courtroomview.com and login, enter the user
name and password, click on USADA v. Floyd Landis.
Landis is making the video stream public, using
http://www.floydfairnessfund.orgThe full announcement from Henson is:
Malibu, Ca., May 14, 2007 – The American Arbitration Association - North American Court of Arbitration for Sport will convene today to hear the case of the United States Anti-Doping Agency vs. Floyd Landis. Scheduled to run from May 14-23, the proceedings will be heard each day form 9:30am-5:00pm PST.
Landis, the 2006 Tour de France champion, has invoked for the first time a rule of the American Arbitration Association – the legal body that presides over athlete doping cases – that allows for athletes contesting doping charges to request that their hearing be made open to the public.
Floyd Landis said “Since the first day of this case, I have been concerned about my ability to get a fair hearing. When I learned that I could request that a hearing in my case be opened to the public, my immediate response was that it is something that I have to do. Let the public decide for themselves. They will see that I won the Tour de France fair and square. Now, thanks to the public nature of these proceedings, the sports world will be watching, the taxpayers and legislators that fund USADA will be watching, and the Panel’s colleagues in the legal and arbitration profession will be looking to see their commitment to handing down a fair decision based on the facts and on the science as provided by both sides, all of which demonstrates that I won the Tour fairly and cleanly. In doing so, they will make a decision that stands the test of time and history by helping change the system for the good of all athletes who have to go through this in the future. “
As part of Floyd's unprecedented campaign to mount a public defense in his efforts to retain his 2006 Tour de France title and exercise his right to a public hearing, the proceedings will be streamed online via Courtroom View Network can be accessed from the following web address:
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