Landis Can't Overturn Ban

Court upholds doping prohibition that cost cyclist '06 Tour de France title
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2008 12:23 PM CDT
Floyd Landis listens to questions from reporters in this July 28, 2006 file photo. Landis has lost his final chance to retain his 2006 Tour de France title.   (AP Photo/Jasper Juinen, File)
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(Newser) – Cyclist Floyd Landis lost perhaps his final chance to keep his 2006 Tour de France title today, the AP reports, with a key panel upholding a 2-year doping ban. The three-person Court of Arbitration for Sport said Landis’ drug test was the product of “less than ideal laboratory practices, but not lies, fraud, forgery or cover-ups” as the American claimed. (Read more performance-enhancing drugs stories.)