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Landis hearings take an early, unfortunate turn

Updated: May 16, 2007, 2:51 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

MALIBU, Calif. -- The Floyd Landis doping arbitration hearing stalled and ran aground for much of the day Tuesday on a language barrier -- an embarrassing episode for a high-profile international proceeding.

An interpreter brought in to translate the first of what could be a parade of French-speaking witnesses from the lab where Landis' samples were tested was let go after it became clear he was not up to the task.

Analytical chemist Cynthia Mongongu, who processed Landis' disputed ...

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