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Re: Operation Puerto
« Reply #330 on: June 15, 2016, 10:16 »
Nope. Tolling the SOL is a well established legal procedure. WADA commissioned a independent review of USADA's use of it and they verified it. WADA is already exploring the possibility here, but I think that will be much harder.

Back on topic. Cowboy = Flecha.

Their use of it was ok - legal and valid - but unchallenged.

They argued that Armstrong was involved in a conspiracy to defraud and dope the team - and therefore the SOL should be set aside because he actively attempted to bypass the enforcement.

His lawyers would have had a good argument against this - and it would have been interesting to see what the arbitration would have ruled.    Because he refused to go to arbitration, the panel of arbitrators decided that the arguments were valid.

Essentially if they only hear one side of the argument, its pretty likely they will go with it.   


In the case of the Operation Peurto guys, they will be actively arguing against this kind of application of SOL by-pass
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