Here and There
Rant does a "roundup" of his own today, and there's LOTS to talk about. He covers everything from the new Landis lawsuit to the never ending "joy" that is OP.
There are a number of reports (velonews, AP) the IOC is going to retest around 5000 Beijing samples for CERA. We find it amazingly convenient this is not happening when it would affect television ratings.
Velo Vortmax calls for the abolition of the WADA/USADA arbitration "farce":
It is time to do away with the Olympic Committee arbitration model. A prosecution and arbitration hearing within a specific country is marginal. But appeals of awards should be done in National Federal Courts where the athlete resides, not in a Court of Arbitration of Sport in Switzerland. This would stop a "second arbitration" that is done from scratch, with a new set of testimony and arbitrary rules. This would stop jurisdictional questions between countries if an athlete appeals a CAS award to a court of law. Example: Where is the "seat", the United States or Switzerland. Unnecessary conflict of interest of CAS arbitrators would also be avoided.
Most important of all the blackmail that USA Cycling and the International Olympic Committee uses to coerce athletes into signing away their legal rights as a condition to participate in athletic contests under dubious contractual agreements would cease.
WADAwatch brings up the largely "ignored" Vrijman Report in response to last week's call by Pierre Bordry that Lance Armstrong "come clean", as it were, about his alleged 1999 "positives" for PED use which were leaked by L'Equipe in 2005.
Outside Blog wonders if it's 2006 all over again. Holy Cow we hope not!!!
Beth Bikes met Floyd Landis last week at nationals and said he politely listened to her rattle on about nothing.