This all too common leaking of the A results before the B sample is tested is making the drug testing process into a travesty of a witch hunt. Hurts any credibility of USADA that they are sincerely protecting the interests of the athletes when this wanton leaking occurs. As I mentioned in another thread, there should be penalties to the agency when this leaking happens because it severely and perhaps irreparably damages the reputation of the athlete. Perhaps a rule can be enacted where the positive test result is thrown out if it is leaked before the B sample is tested. That would help keep their big mouths shut.
I mean, let's get real here -- how difficult can it be for these idiots to keep the information confidential between the time it takes to test two urine samples, spanning a very short time period, and why aren't the two samples tested more quickly? You have to be a special kind of stupid to allow this type of leaking to occur, under these circumstances. And yes, I'm referring to you, DICK Pound.
Funny how these drug testing agencies leak like crazy about confidential positive A test information and then cannot be reached for comment . They did this to Mary Slaney, Landis and most recently to Jones. Now that Jones' B sample is negative for EPO: "Calls and requests for comments to the lab were not returned." They sure know how to shut up when it reflects badly on themselves. They should use the same discretion when it concerns the destruction of an athlete's reputation, dontcha think?