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Floyd Landis Planning to Testify Against Armstrong

Floyd Landis Planning to Testify Against Armstrong

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CAS
2007/AI1394
FloydLandisvlUSADAARBITRALAWARDDeliveredbytheCOURTOFARBITRATIONFORSPORTSittinginthefollowingcomposition:President:Mr.DavidA.
R.
WilliamsQC,Barrister,Auckland,NewZealandArbitrators:Mr.DavidW.Rivkin,Attorney-at-Law,NewYork,USAMr.JanPaulsson,Attorney-at-Law,Paris,FranceinthearbitrationbetweenFLOYDLANDIS,UnitedStatesofAmericaRepresentedbyMrMauriceM.Suh,Attorney-at-lawinLosAngeles,USA-Appellant-andUNITEDSTATESANTI-DOPINGAGENCY("USADA")~UnitedStatesofAmericaRepresentedbyMrRichardYoung,Attorney-at-lawinColoradoSprings,USA-Respondent-
 
TableofContents
1.
INTRODUCTION,,,1II.THEAPPEALPROCESS-PROCEDURAL
:tv1A
TTERS-GROUNDSOFAPPEAL..,',",.,,.,',,,.,.,.,2III.JURISDICTIONANDAPPLICABLERULES,,,,",6IV.THEBURDENOFPROOF-PRESUMPTIONOFCOMPLIANCEWITHAPPLICABLEANALYSISANDCUSTODIALPROCEDURES7V.ISSUESCONCERNINGACCREDITATIONOFLNDDBYCOFRAC(CorniteFrancaisd'accreditation),,8VI.SCIENTIFICMATTERS:THEIRMSTESTPROCEDURES-THERESULTSOFTHEIRMSANALYSISINTHISCASE-WHETHERTHEREWASANYDEPARTUREFROMTHEISL12VII.QUALITYCONTROLS-ALLEGEDVIOLATIONSOFINTERNATIONALSTANDARDFORLABORATORIES(ISL)15A.QualityControls..,,15B.Linearity,19C.PeakIdentification,,21D.ManualIntegrationofIRMSTestResults23E.Chromatography25F.May
2007
ElectronicDataFileReprocessing27G.BottleChainofCustody,,',31H.
GCIMS
ColumnIssue34
1.
ValidationofLNDDPositivityCriteria"36
J.
1SLDataRecordingRequirements37K.AllegationsofNon-ForensicCorrections,IllegibleFrenchHandwriting,andIncorrectSampleNumbers,..,39
L.
Spiritofthesameoperatorrule40M.SteroidMetabolism41VIII.OTHERMATTERS,"42A.Dr.deBoer'sObservationoftheBSampleAnalysis.42B.TheAppellant'sOtherSevenTourdeFranceSamples.44C.TheAppellant'sAllegationsofFalseStatements,Fraud,ForgeryandCover-ups44IX.DECISIONOFTHEPANEL-DISPOSITIONOFTHEAPPEALANDSANCTIONSTARTDATE50X.COSTS53
 
1.
Mr
FloydLandis(''theAppellant")wasthefirstplacefinisherofthe2006TourdeFrance,astageraceheldbetweenJuly
1,
2006andJuly23,2006aspartoftheinternationalracecalendarorganizedbytheUnionCyclisteIntemationale("VCr').DuringtheTourdeFrance,theAppellantprovidedatotalofeighturinesamples.
I.
INTRODUCTION
2.OnJuly20,2006,immediatelyafterStage17,
Mr.
Landisprovidedaurinesampleto
VCI.
Thesample,whichwasdesignatedasSampleNumber995474,wasanalyzedattheLaboratoireNationaldeDepistageetduDopage("LNDD"),Chatenay-Malabry,Franceonboththegaschromatography/massspectrometry("GCIMS")andIsotopeRatioMassSpectrometry("IRMS")instruments.3.OnJuly25,2006,LNDDreportedanAdverseAnalyticalFinding("AAF")to
VCI
fortheAsamplefromsample995474("theASample")asbasedonthedetectedpresenceofexogenoustestosteroneoritsprecursorsormetabolitesinthesampleanalysis.4.After
Mr.
LandiswasnotifiedthathisASamplehadtestedpositiveonJuly27,2006,theAppellantrequestedconfirmationoftheAAFusingtheBSamplefromtheAppellant'sSample995474("theBSample").5.BetweenAugust3and5,2006,LNDDtestedtheBSampleinthepresenceoftheAppellant'sattorneysandtheAppellant'sexpert,Dr.DouwedeBoer.TheGCIMSandIRMStestsperformedontheBSampleresultedinanAAF.6.AlloftheASamplesfrom
Mr.
Landis'sothersevensamplesduringthe2006TourdeFranceweretestedatLNDDontheGCIMStestandresultedinanegativefinding.Asaresult,nofurthertestingfortheBSampleswasconducted.7.AfterMr.LandiswasnotifiedoftheresultofhisBSampleanalysis,hefiledpleadingsbeforeVSADA'sAnti-DopingReviewBoardtohavethecasedismissed.OnSeptember18,2006,theAnti-DopingReviewBoardrejectedtheAppellant'spetition,andthearbitrationproceedingsbeforeanAmericanArbitrationAssociation("AAA")Panelbegan.8.DuringtheAAAproceedings,theAppellantrequestedthere-processingofLNDD'selectronicdatafiles("EDFs"),
i.e.,
rawdatafilesordatacollectedbeforeanyanalysisandinterpretation,fromtheIRMStestingoftheAppellant'sSample995474.Toassistinandobservethere-processing,theAAAPanelappointedDr.FrancescoBotreasitsexpertadviser.Counseltobothpartiesassentedtohisappointment.9.AtUSADA'srequestandovertheAppellant'sobjections,theAAAPanelpermittedLNDDtotesttheBSamplesoftheothersevensamplescollectedduringtheTourdeFranceusingtheIRMSmethod.LNDDfoundthatthatfouroftheadditionalsevenBSamplestestedpositivefortestosterone.

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