The CyclingNews says that all doping controls from the controversial late night testing done on Team Lampre have been determined to be negative.
Law.com carries a detailed report on a ruling denying immunity for non-governmental entities that may resonate for USADA and HRO.
ESPN reports some funniness in Tennis, where an investigation has been going on into potential match-fixing. Bill Hue comments below:
Here is an intersting quote from the head of the ATP. Perhaps he hasn't gotten the memo that anyone accused of throwing matches or providing "inside" information about their health to professional gamblers must be guilty if 3 people file affidavits attesting to that fact and/or circumstantial evidence exists to establish it:
"For its part, the ATP has had to strike the delicate balance of investigating a highly unusual betting pattern without unfairly indicting one of the sport's premier players.
"We never at any point mentioned Davydenko and went to great lengths, in fact, to stress that nobody should mention any player because their reputations were at stake," ATP executive chairman Etienne de Villiers says.
"[Davydenko] is a player, whether he is guilty or not, who deserves due process," de Villiers adds. "He deserves to live by something we all live by, which is, 'We are innocent until we are proven guilty.'"
Are we, then?
Someone get this over to Floyd Landis ASAP.
Peloton Jim writes about the fight between good and evil, this time in the guises of Rock Racing and Slipstream. You can guess which team wears the white hats and which one wears the black. BTW argyle is now cool again.
Chris at Podium Cafe thinks the games the UCI and ASO are playing is an altered version of "Spy vs Spy", and he wonders why anyone would pick sides. And where is a PR firm when you need one:
Another reason not to pick sides: why bother? Neither spy gave readers a reason to even think of liking them. Sound familiar? Seriously, the "organization" of Cycling seems to suffer from the same disease that afflicted the Red Sox management for my entire childhood: a belief that I was lucky to have them. Has Cycling ever hired a communications team? A PR firm? Has anyone ever been tasked with telling people in a calm and reasoned way what the hell is going on with the sport? Ah, nope. Instead, we're supposed to be satisfied by dueling, unintelligible hot air blasts. And if that's not good enough for us, well, I mean, why would a sport need a fan base?
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Monday, February 11, 2008