The names of the arbitrators in the Floyd Landis hearing before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have been released. They are Christopher Campbell, selected by Landis; Richard McLaren, selected by USADA; and Patrice Brunet, whom the other two arbitrators chose as the panel's chairman, the Los Angeles Times has reported. The hearing is scheduled to open May 14.
Campbell is a San Francisco attorney and former Olympic wrestler, who previously had been selected by Tyler Hamilton in the hearing of his case for blood doping. That hearing ended with a two-to-one ruling that Hamilton should be banned for two years, with Campbell dissenting.
McLaren is an attorney from London, Ontario, Canada, who also served as the USADA's arbitrator in the Hamilton case. He has a background of arbitration work, including for the National Hockey League and the Olympic games.
The panel's chairman, Brunet is an attorney in Montreal, Canada, specializing in immigration and sports law.
Cyclingnews' coverage of the Floyd Landis case
September 28, 2008 - Landis takes case to US federal court
September 10, 2008 - Landis signing with current Health Net-Maxxis team for 2009
July 1, 2008 - CAS delivers final blow to Landis legal challenge
June 30, 2008 - Landis loses final appeal
June 28, 2008 - Landis decision due Monday
March 12, 2008 - Landis' judgment day nears
October 21, 2007 - Landis files appeal with CAS
October 18, 2007 - AFLD takes another look at Landis case
Thursday, October 11 - Landis continues fight, appeals to CAS
Saturday, September 22 - UCI officially names Pereiro 2006 Tour champion, Landis case raises issues
Friday, September 21 - Landis' appeal denied, two year suspension levied