Hamilton appeal to be heard this week

Tyler Hamilton will have his hearing this week before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the CAS has confirmed. "The hearing takes place this week. The final decision will however not be announced immediately after the hearing but later, after the end of the deliberations which may last a couple of weeks," it announced.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency ruled in April that Hamilton had doped himself by transfusing another person's blood and ordered him suspended for two years, the maximum suspension for a first-time doping offender.

Hamilton tested positive at the Vuelta de España on September 11, 2004 and forfeits all results achieved from that date. His two-year period of suspension ends on April 17, 2007.

Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer

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