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Pepperdine Hosts Floyd Landis/United States Anti-Doping Agency Arbitration Hearing
The unprecedented public arbitration hearing involving the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Floyd Landis, 2006 winner of the Tour de France, will take place at the Pepperdine School of Law May 14 through 23, including Saturday the 19th. This is the first time USADA has agreed to hold such an arbitration hearing in a public setting.
Landis aims to keep his 2006 Tour de France title after allegedly testing positive on a drug test. According to news reports, Landis won the 2006 Tour de France after a heroic effort on stage 17 of the race, but subsequently tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone. If found guilty as a result of the hearings, Landis could be stripped of his Tour de France victory and given a two-year ban.
The hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. concluding at 5 p.m. (PDT) daily in the Darling Trial Courtroom at Pepperdine’s School of Law in Malibu. The hearing will be open to select, event-credentialed media and there is very limited seating available to the public by advance reservation only. Those interested in observing the hearing should contact Jessica Jones by email or by calling (310) 506-7114.