Landis doesn't see it that way, and for that reason and a few others, we may not have seen the last of this case.[snip]
"They will never get to the end of how much I can take," Landis told ESPN.com Monday, sounding much as he used to when he was talking about what is blithely called "suffering" on the bike. "I'm not happy that I'm the person who has to take this, but I would never allow myself to be treated this way and ever give up."
Suh said Landis' team is contemplating its legal options. One is to appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal, which has jurisdiction over CAS cases because CAS is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, though the court will only consider cases in which Swiss law may have been violated. Only one CAS ruling -- a case involving Argentine tennis player Guillermo Canas -- has ever been sent back to CAS by the Tribunal, and CAS essentially rubber-stamped its own decision.
The other option is to roll the dice in the U.S. court system. Young said he's not concerned about that, especially since runner Justin Gatlin's effort to have his case reviewed there was so recently rebuffed. "I'd be surprised if [Landis] did that, and my guess is if he does, it'll be a frivolous effort," Young said. "There was more opportunity to gather evidence and be heard in this case than any other doping case in history."
This post has been edited by Old Runner Guy: 01 July 2008 - 11:41 AM