15 May 2007


ZENistas know that the case against Floyd Landis rests on evidence accumulated by the Laboratoire national du dépistage du dopage (LNDD), a public French institution who maintains no evident public website, and which is spoken of in the past tense at the French Ministry for Youth and Sport website.

Wada??? :-)

Now we have heard recently that their LNDD facility has been audited by COFRAC, as this bit (at TrustbutVerify Monday Roundup, from a link to 7Sur7 in Belgium:

The second was performed by COFRAC, a certifying organization which audits the laboratory at Châtenay-Malabry every year to provide its certification.

Go to the website of COFRAC (parlez-vous??), there's a typical search square in the top yellow bar. Type in ° LNDD ° (only the initials).

You'll find three PDF documents: one is entered twice, and they are the "2002 Letter", of general information, such as this gem:

"The recent accreditation of the National Laboratory for Anti-dopage Testing (LNDD, as we know) of Chatenay-Malabry, which performs the testing on the Tour de France, is a good example." (of what COFRAC does, one presumes: translation by ZENmud himself).

Also is a 2001 Annual Report, which included this bombshell:

"With regard to health we should also mention the accreditation of the National Doping Case-finding Laboratory (LNDD) at Châtenay-Malabry for rapid analysis and confirmation of the presence of doping agents. This laboratory, referenced by the International Olympic Committee (CIO), is very active, owing to an increasing number of requests from the world of sport..."

ZENmud is suggesting, faithful readers, that COFRAC has no searchable data on the LNDD, which we have been assured is breathtakingly ahead of the scientific curve, able to develop strong new tests in a single bound! In an hour of time on this website, I find (famous last words?) evidence of 'testing request paperwork' but no archive (same word in FR) in which they publicly post the required data.

But the French don't seem to update their governmental websites: anyone from the French Ministrie du Jeunesse et Sport: please write to the ZENster! s'il vous plaît, RSVP avec les liens souhaités!!

Show us transparency, les gars ("you guys!")!

ç*””*”*”*ç*””* ZENmud *””*ç*”*”*””*ç

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