When CAS judges refused to hear key testimony, WADA lawyers threatened to walk out
The waiting game begins as a Court of Arbitration panel weighs the mountains of evidence in the Alberto Contador case. A decision is not expected until early 2012.
Alberto Contador's four-day hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will end as scheduled Thursday, and the three-time Tour de France champ was to address the panel on Wednesday.
Among the first wave of witnesses set to appear in the case against Alberto Contador is the Spanish butcher who allegedly sold the infamous steaks that the three-time Tour de France champ blames for his clenbuterol positive.
Alberto Contador on Monday will fight a bid by cycling's world governing body to impose a doping ban that could strip him of his 2010 Tour de France victory.
News earlier this month that scores of soccer players at the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico tested positive for traces of clenbuterol — and the decision by WADA and FIFA to not pursue any of the cases — reveals just how inconsistent sports justice has been in applying rules in clenbuterol cases.