Thursday, April 12, 2007

Cycling champ turns to 'Net to battle doping charges - Network World

Sign of the times 

Disputed Tour de France champion Floyd Landis is pioneering the use of social network tools to rally a collective consciousness in his fight against allegations that he used a banned substance to help him win the world’s greatest cycling race.

In today’s guilty-until-proven-innocent world of doping charges against cyclists and other athletes – most recently swimmer Ian Thorpe – Landis has turned to the court of public opinion using a “wiki defense” and “crowdsourcing” to gain knowledge and build his case for a formal legal hearing.

Source: Cycling champ turns to 'Net to battle doping charges - Network World

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