People have been asking what is up with FloydLandis.com, which seems to have been down for about a week. We haven't heard anything. If we're not mistaken, he'd better renew his domain before the end of June or some skank is likely to swipe the name.
We think he's laying low at home, waiting for a decision, and training for the rest of the NUE calendar, of which the next event is the Mohican 100 on Saturday.
TAS-CAS had a busy day, announcing
- Gatlin's hearing on the 28th (tomorrow), which may or may not reach a resolution before the US Olypmic Trials start on June 27th.
- Gahana v Japanese Football, where he wins an appeal over legal use of saline and B1, but decided on procedural grounds;
- D'Arcy v. Australian Olympic Commitee, pre-announcing intent to release a decision tomorrow. He lost his place on the team because of a drunken assault case, "for bringing the sport into disrepute."
As we were getting ready for bed, TAS-CAS announced how the D'Arcy baby would be split: They ruled the proper procedure had not been followed, because the AOC President can't unilaterally make a decision to ban. They are allowing the Australian Olympic Committee to convene its own properly formed group to ban D'Arcy, or to petition CAS itself to render judgement. Unless AOC caves now, we don't really see this as a win for D'Arcy. The Press Release and the Full text of award are available online. (Save a copy of the award, as they vanish in a few months from the CAS website. )
And, in a Football (Soccer) contract dispute, we see more tortured history in the sort of dispute that CAS is supposed to do well, and in timely fashion -- and 147 paragraphs later, still seems to have bodged up, granting itself extra leave of time. I suppose we could look up if the player is worth the fight, but it is one of those stick and ball sports, so why bother?
Rant covers a lot of ground today including what may or may not be in the afterward of his new book "Dope". He asks his loyal readers about that, and more.