30 June 2008
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Statement by WADA President John Fahey Following CAS Ruling in Floyd Landis Case

“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is satisfied with the decision announced today by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). As with any athlete whose sample analysis resulted in an adverse analytical finding, Mr Landis had every opportunity to present his case to hearing panels at different stages of the process. He did so and chose in addition to mount an aggressive campaign against the anti-doping movement, spreading an unprecedented amount of misinformation in the public domain to attempt to derail the attention from the core of the case. Today’s ruling further confirms that Mr Landis committed an anti-doping rule violation and that there is no escaping the fact that synthetic testosterone was found in his sample.”

“This case is a further sad example of an athlete who cheated but persisted in denying. I hope that athletes who may be tempted to cheat will take this lesson to heart and that this case will serve as a strong deterrent. The anti-doping community will continue to work tirelessly to conduct its mission and protect the integrity of sport and the right of all athletes to compete in a fair and clean environment worldwide.”