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Sunday, 7 October 2007

image for Due out in bookstores soon: '67% Certain (the True Story of How Floyd Landis was Found Guilty of Using Exogenous Testosterone after his Stage 17 Victory during the 2006 Tour de France)'

Capitalizing on their "15 minutes of fame" related to the Floyd Landis doping scandal, two members of the three-person independent panel from the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have announced plans to publish a new hardcover book next month entitled: 67% Certain: the True Story of How Floyd Landis was Found Guilty of Using Exogenous Testosterone after his Stage 17 Victory during the 2006 Tour de France.

The books authors are Patrice Brunet, an immigration lawyer from Montreal, and Richard McLaren, a professor from London, Ontario. Together they formed two-thirds of a committee that ruled against Mr. Landis. Their recommendation will likely lead to Landis forfeiting his Tour de France title and a minimum two-year suspension from cycling by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

One of the more disturbing revelations in the pair's memoir, which is due to arrive in bookstores just in time for World Kindness Day (13 November), is the fact that Brunet and McLaren spent the majority of their time playing Sudoku during court testimony.

Christopher Campbell, a San Francisco lawyer and former Olympic wrestler, was the lone dissenting opinion in the case against Mr. Landis and has refused to endorse the book. (Besides, he already used up his 15 minutes of fame.)

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