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Tuesday 31, Oct 2017

  Mo Farah Splits From Salazar

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Renowned Olympian Mo Farah has finally decided to part ways with disgraced coach Alberto Salazar. The athlete however denied the role of doping allegations for this decision.

Salazar has been coaching the four-time Olympic champion at the Nike Oregon Project for the last six years. Farah has also been crowned world champion six times during this period. Farah, who will now be with Paula Radcliffe’s husband and former coach Gary Lough, said he missed his family and that is the only reason for the decision. The family of Farah is moving back to London. The long-distance runner said we want the kids to grow up in the United Kingdom. Farah also said it would therefore not be possible for him to continue his association with both Nike Oregon Project and Alberto that are based in the USA.

Farah specifically mentioned that he is not leaving the Nike Oregon Project and Alberto Salazar because of the doping allegations. Farah went on to add that he would have made a quicker decision if the doping allegations had to play any role. The Olympian added he has always been a firm believer in clean sport. Farah said he strongly believes that anyone who breaks the rules should be punished.

Salazar has been accused of being involved in using illegal doping methods. The coach was once accused of administering Testosterone gels and other banned substances to athletes. However, Farah has never been accused of any doping offences.

Alberto Salazar, chief coach at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), recently denied reading all of the leaked US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report. The report alleged that Dr. Jeffrey Brown, who has worked with numerous NOP athletes, provided infusions of L-carnitine (a legal substance) over the legal limit of 50 ml in a period of six hours to Galen Rupp. The report also made claims about the use and misuse of prescription drugs by Salazar.

Galen Rupp, one of the most trustworthy athletes under Salazar, recently created history by winning the 2017 Chicago Marathon. Rupp became the first American to win the event in 15 years in 2:09:20. The Track & Field News magazine had recognized Rupp in 2014 as world’s top athlete in the 10,000 meters for 2014. The best American distance runner of his generation however has been stalked by suspicion of doping. The two-time Olympic medalist has consistently been one of the most tested athletes by United States Anti-Doping Agency. Rupp added the win-at-all-costs reputation of Salazar is incorrect. The athlete said the Oregon Project has always embraced science, but it is always within the WADA Code. Rupp and Salazar have been just as much athlete-coach, prodigy-mentor, and son-to-father. Both Rupp and Salazar have ever been charged with an anti-doping violation.

The disgraced coach has vehemently denied all allegations and went on to remark that the Oregon Project will never permit doping. Salazar also remarked all Oregon Project athletes are required to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency Code and rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

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Monday 03, Apr 2017

  Fancy Bears Hack IAAF Athlete Data

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has expressed concerns that the therapeutic use exemption (TUE) data of athletes has been stolen after the organization was the victim of a cyber attack by hacking group Fancy Bears.

The governing body of world athletics confirmed Meta data on athlete TUEs was collected from a file server and stored in a newly created file during the attack on February 21. The IAAF had made contacts with every competitor who has obtained a TUE since 2012. The International Association of Athletics Federations said athletes have been provided with a dedicated email address should they have any questions about the attack.

Fancy Bears group, believed to be Russian, first published confidential athlete information obtained following hacks of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in September. Leading athletes including leading US stars such as four-time Rio 2016 gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles, tennis legend Serena Williams, and British Tour de France winning cyclists in Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome are among the names to have been published on the Fancy Bears hacking group website.

A United States security services report into cyber bodies linked Fancy Bears to the Russian Intelligence Services. The report that was jointly compiled by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cited the Hacker group amid a list of 48 “alternate names” for “Reported Russian Military and Civilian Intelligence Services”.  The 13-page report concludes the activity by the Russian intelligence services is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the US Government and its citizens. It added this joint analysis report provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the United States Government.

The hacking group released dozens of emails showing separate conversations between officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The email topics included suggestions that high-profile American athletes submitted tests showing unusual blood values as well as a tip-off that at least two Olympians from the United States took cocaine in order to lose weight before Rio 2016. It was also reported that a non-American athlete, who has not been banned, had a blood transfusion before a major race. They have released details of therapeutic use exemptions obtained by a number of high-profile athletes, including Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal and Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah.

IAAF President Sebastian Coe apologized to the athletes whose data may have been compromised. Coe remarked our first priority is to the athletes who have provided the IAAF with information that they believed would be secure and confidential. The IAAF President further remarked that they have our sincerest apologies and our total commitment to continue to do everything in our power to remedy the situation and work with the world’s best organizations to create as safe an environment as we can.

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Saturday 20, Feb 2016

  Athletic Authorities Must Get Tough Against Doping, Says Farah

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British star runner Mo Farah has remarked authorities must get tough on Kenya if the country continues to struggle in its fight against doping.

Farah said the country should be punished for its failures even if it means Kenyan athletes miss out in the Olympics. The British athlete said it would not be a nice thing but they have to follow the rules and added he wish they could follow rules of British Athletics.

Farah went on to say that the World Anti-Doping Agency should ensure he has a level-playing field with rivals as British athletes always played by the rules. The athlete also remarked his task of winning would be easier if Kenyan athletes don’t show up in the Olympics but added it would be however wrong for athletes who have not done anything wrong. Farah also commented that Kenya, as a country, just have to follow the rules and authorities should get tough on Kenya if they don’t follow the rules as an example has to be set.

The comments of Farah came on the day a warning was issued by IAAF President Sebastian Coe that there may yet be measures to ban track and field team of Kenya from the Olympics. IAAF President Sebastian Coe said we know that a disproportionate amount of reputational damage is caused by a relatively few countries and we have to be very much more proactive and if it means pulling them out of World Championships or Olympic Games then we will have to do that.

A statement was later released by the Kenyan government that it had fully cooperated with the World Anti-Doping Agency that it would continue to engage for ensuring they reached compliance status. The government of Kenya also announced that 300m Kenyan Shillings of funding had already been released to the Kenyan Anti-Doping Agency and that it would move into its offices in April.

Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario said Kenya would be deemed compliant within a two-month timeframe. Wario remarked there is normally a window of two months’ extension, which we hope to capitalize on once we get it. The sports minister it would have been impossible for Kenya to get the legislation passed in time for the original deadline issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Wario added it was very clear that we were not going to make the February 11 deadline because the law and the policy, as you know, in this country take a longer time. Wario also said we are extremely committed and open about dealing with doping and dopers.

Recently, Isaac Mwangi, the chief executive of Athletics Kenya (AK), asked to be relieved of his duties pending an investigation into allegations he sought bribes to minimize the doping bans of two athletes who had failed drugs tests. Mwangi is the fourth Kenyan official to be probed over corruption allegations. Previously, former AK President Isaiah Kiplagat and two other senior figures were quizzed over corruption allegations. Athletics Kenya has been contacted by WADA and the IAAF’s ethics committee about the claims against Mwangi, who denies any wrongdoing.

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Saturday 19, Sep 2015

  Salazar Cleared By UK Anti-Doping Review

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An independent audit set up by UK Athletics has disclosed that there was “no reason” to lack confidence in the training program ran by Alberto Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project. The audit findings said there was also “no reason” to be concerned about other British athletes or coaches are involved with the program.

This news came as a huge relief for Mo Farah, Salazar’s most successful athlete, who remarked throughout he would stick by his coach unless there was clear evidence of wrongdoing. The clearance of Salazar by UK Anti-Doping also comes as a relief for British Athletics performance director Neil Black and head of endurance Barry Fudge, who have been working closely with Alberto Salazar.

A few months back, the performance oversight group was established in the wake of an investigation by the US news website ProPublica and BBC’s Panorama that alleged that Alberto had violated a series of anti-doping rules, including giving Testosterone to Galen Rupp, Farah’s training partner. This oversight group composed of Jason Gardener, Dr Sarah Rowell, and Anne-Wafula Strike.

In a statement, UK Athletics said it could not offer full details of the review as of now as the United States Anti-Doping Agency had asked them not to while they continue their investigations into the coach. UK Athletics added the group’s findings restated their view that there was no evidence of any impropriety on the part of Mo Farah and no reason to lack confidence in his training program. UK Athletics also said there was no reason to have any concern about the engagement of other British athletes and coaches with the Oregon Project. It was said the review established that the vast majority of the endurance program’s interaction with the Oregon Project is in fact focused on Mo Farah, with very little other UK Athletics related activity. It was also added that coaching and support for Mo Farah will remain the focus of our engagement with the Oregon Project.

Salazar and Farah have both denied any involvement with doping and performance enhancing drugs.

For many, it comes as no surprise especially after the head of British Athletics, Neil Black, insisted in August this year that he is “really comfortable” with the fact that his organization is still working closely with Salazar.

Steve Magness, whose allegations against Salazar were a key part of Panorama’s documentary, said he was “disappointed but not surprised” that an audit set up by UK Athletics found no evidence of wrongdoing. Magness remarked while he has respect for the athletes who conducted the investigation, they were given an impossible task, given that they could only look at the interaction between UK Athletics and the group in Oregon and added considering most of that interaction was above anyone’s pay-grade who stepped forward in the investigation, the results could only ever go one way. Magness, also criticized UK Athletics for its approach since the allegations surfaced, and said he thinks we all need to realize that as the national governing body you send the message of what the entire sport stands for in your country. Magness added it is clear UK Athletics is sending a message that performance is all we care about, everything else be damned.

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Wednesday 12, Aug 2015

  CAA Hit Back At Doping Allegations

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The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has become the latest organization after the International Association of Athletics Federations and UK Anti-Doping to hit out at the recent doping allegations that surfaced recently.

In a statement, CAA said it is disturbed that allegations have been aimed against athletes from African countries, likeKenya, when the overwhelming majority of athletes have never tested positive for any banned substance. CAA, which is led byCameroon’s Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, also said such sensationalistic journalism paints all athletes from these countries, and indeed the continent’s athletes with a black brush. The CAA statement added it is with great sadness that the Confederation of African Athletics must say that our athletes have not been treated ethically by the press and that the press has revealed no consistency across the continents in their reporting.

It was recently reported by the Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD that more than 800 athletes, including many fromKenya, had given suspicious blood samples that indicated doping or were “abnormal”. The CAA rejected the doping allegations and claimed they are “disturbed” a lot of them are aimed at athletes from their country. The Confederation of African Athletics added “immense damage” has been caused to country’s athletes.

The International Association of Athletics Federations branded doping allegations as “sensationalist” and accused ARD and Sunday Times scientists of “seriously incorrect assertions”. The IAAF emphasized the results were not positive tests or doping proofs. The world governing body of athletics also rejected the suggestion that it had done nothing to act upon data demonstrating “suspicious” results. The International Association of Athletics Federations criticized the scientists involved in the investigation and said they do not have access to IAAF testing records and are therefore not able to know if proper testing follow-up was conducted.

A few days back, UK Anti-Doping chief executive Nicole Sapstead said athletes could be falsely accused of cheating if blood data is not analyzed correctly. Sapstead also remarked you have to look at anonymous data in context and not in isolation. The UKAD chief executive added you have to look at whether that data was collected when an athlete was at altitude, after they competed, after they were training, whether they had a medical condition that might justify some of those results.

Contrary to IAAF and other organizations, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced that the recent doping allegations were a cause of great concern. WADA constituted an independent commission quickly to investigate the claims. On the subject of the WADA investigation, Sapstead said she is very encouraged by the fact the World Anti-doping Agency is running an independent investigation on this and she can only hope at the end of that – which she believes is the end of the year – we can all be a bit more comfortable about the state of some of the sports out there.

In another development, eight British athletes including double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah have agreed to some details of their anti-doping blood tests being made public to prove they are clean.

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Monday 27, Jul 2015

  Mo Farah Questioned By USADA

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) recently questioned double Olympic champion Mo Farah as part of an investigation into allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar breached anti-doping rules.

USADA and UK Anti-Doping are presently investigating claims made in the BBC Panorama program ‘Catch Me If You Can”. During the program, it was alleged that Farah’s Coach Alberto Salazar violated various anti-doping rules and used Testosterone medication in 2012 on Galen Rupp when he was just 16 years old. All doping allegations have been denied by Rupp and Salazar.

The Sunday Mirror newspaper said Mo Farah spoke with USADA lawyer Bill Bock in a hotel on Saturday for five hours in London. The questioning of Farah came a day after the British long-distance and middle-distance runner won the 3,000 meters in a Diamond League meeting at London’s Olympic Stadium. Farah clocked the fastest time in the world this year and won in seven minutes 34.66 seconds. The runner, who is credited with the distinction of being Britain’s first-ever men’s European Championships gold medal at 5000 meters in 2010, received a raucous reception from the crowd in London.

USADA officials have met 20 witnesses with links to the Nike Oregon Project that is operated by Salazar. One of those, Treniere Moser, remarked last month that she had spoken to USADA investigators. Moser remarked he had done her part and she had talked to them and given them everything they wanted and that is the best she could have done.

The USADA lawyer is in London these days for interviewing Farah and a number of important figures in British Athletics and performance director Neil Black and head of endurance Barry Fudge are also understood to be on his list of appointments.

Previously, Farah had remarked he was happy to cooperate with any investigation and it is believed that his meeting with Bock was scheduled for some time. The athlete told Bock that he had never used any illegal substances and he would split from his coach if there is any proof of illegal activity.

Last week, Farah received sympathy from Usain Bolt who said he understood decision of the double Olympic champion to stand by his coach. Bolt remarked he is sorry to learn that Farah is being teared down and he really hopes Mo Farah doesn’t take it too seriously and it doesn’t stress him out as it is a part of the sport, people like to point fingers sometimes.

A naturalized British citizen, Farah holds the British indoor record in the 3000 meters and is the European indoor record holder for 5000 meters, the British record holder for the 5000 meters, and is the current indoor world record holder for the two mile. Farah became double Olympic champion at the London 2012 Olympic Games after he took gold in both the 5000 and 10,000 meters. He was voted European Athlete of the Year in 2011 and won the prize again in 2012. In 2013, Mo Farah was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honors for services to athletics.

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Saturday 27, Jun 2015

  Fresh Doping Claims Against Alberto Salazar

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Alberto Salazar, who was recently accused of promoting doping within his team, has been accused of allegedly hiring a private drug-testing company to make sure that his athletes would not trigger a failed test.

The Telegraph reported Salazar repeatedly applied for permission to use medications that he did not need during his career as an elite runner. In recent weeks, Salazar, who coaches Mo Farah, has been accused of violating multiple doping regulations, including exploitation of the therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) system without medical justification for giving a distinctive edge to his athletes. It was reported by the British daily that the association of Alberto Salazar with suspicious exemptions actually dates back to the 1980s when he used to allegedly put in regular applications for health conditions he was deemed not to suffer from.

In the recent past, many of his trained athletes have alleged that Salazar encouraged them to do the same. The Telegraph reported an external company was hired by Alberto Salazar to find out whether anything that runners in his Nike Oregon Project were taking would result in a doping breach.

Don Catlin, one of the world’s leading anti-doping experts and the founding father of drug-testing in sport, recently revealed a report commissioned by Salazar was shown to hum not long after the Nike Oregon Project coaching facility was established in 2001. Catlin said he was asked to review a list of drugs tests that somebody had requested from a company that did testing and added that person was Alberto Salazar. It is not clear whether the report revealed any failed values or exactly which of the athletes of the coach took part in the testing though it was before the time when Mo Farah joined the camp.

Catlin, who developed the first anti-doping facility of America, said he was initially alarmed by the conduct of Salazar when he was a member of both the US Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee in the 1980s. Catlin said Salazar who was a professional long-distance runner would repeatedly attempt to apply for medical exemptions so that he can use restricted treatments for conditions that he deemed him not to suffer from. Catlin said Salazar tried to get a TUE for all kinds of things when he did not there was any reason and he denied all of them.

Recently, BBC’s Panorama alleged that Alberto used his son Alex to apply testosterone gel to find out how much would trigger a positive test. Steve Magness, Salazar’s former assistant coach, said Alberto putting testosterone on his son was ludicrous. A joint Panorama and ProPublica investigation accused Salazar of numerous doping offences, including encouraging his runners to flaunt the system regarding prescription drugs and plying Galen Rupp with testosterone when the athlete was 16.

A former Nike Oregon Project massage therapist revealed that Alberto Salazar used to warn his athletes not to touch his bags as he feared contaminating them with his testosterone gel. Allan Kupczak, who left the camp in 2011, said he found many vials and drugs in the bags and room of Salazar.

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Friday 19, Jun 2015

  Mo Farah Missed Doping Tests In 2012

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The Daily Mail has reported that double Olympic champion Mo Farah from Britain missed two drug tests in the run-up to the 2012 London Games. This development came at an awkward time for Farah following doping allegations against his coach, Alberto Salazar.

This month, Salazar was accused of administering Testosterone to Galen Rupp, Farah’s American training partner. Both Rupp and Salazar have denied the allegations and Farah has not been accused of doing anything illegal. The Mail however reported that Farah, the London Olympics 5,000 and 10,000 meters champion, had put his participation at the 2012 Games in jeopardy after he missed out on two tests around the time he started training under Salazar in February 2011. According to the rules of UK Anti-Doping, an athlete who misses three tests in any 12-month period can face a ban of up to four years.

The Daily Mail reported the first missed test of Farah appears to have occurred in early 2010, several months before he joined up with Alberto Salazar. The first missed test was many months before he broke David Moorcroft’s 28-year-old British 5,000m record and went on to became the first Briton to break the 13-minute barrier.

However, the second missed test is believed to have been scheduled after Mo Farah started working with Salazar. The British newspaper added that Alberto had warned Farah on May that year that they will hang you if you miss another test. Farah missed the second out-of-competition test in 2011, according to the Mail that added he appealed to the UK Anti-Doping Agency claiming he did not hear the doorbell at his Teddington home in Greater London. It was further disclosed by the newspaper that his agent, Ricky Simms, as part of his appeal, submitted video evidence filmed in the house of Mo Farah in which he tried to suggest that it was difficult to hear the doorbell from his client’s bedroom.

In 2006, Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu was suspended for 12 months after he missed three tests. The Commonwealth Games 400 meters champion was the subject of an inquiry by UK Athletics and claimed she had missed the tests because of “changes in my training schedule”.

Farah is expected to compete in next week’s Diamond League meeting in Monaco and then he will compete in the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London. The British long-distance and middle-distance runner is the current Olympic, World and European champion in the 5000 meters to 10,000 meters. Farah made his marathon debut in 2014 in London and set a new English record of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 21 seconds. In 2011, Mo Farah was voted European Athlete of the Year and won the prize again in 2012. The five global titles of Farah are two more than any other British athlete. Farah won the British Athletics Writers Association British Athlete of the Year award for the fifth time in 2013 and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honors for services to athletics.

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Monday 15, Jun 2015

  UK Athletics Will Fully Support Mo Farah

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The chairman of UK Athletics, Ed Warner, has remarked Mo Farah will be fully supported if he decides to “disengage” from his coach Alberto Salazar, who has been accused of encouraging use of banned drugs.

Warner remarked we supported him when he wanted to go to Oregon in the first place. He added Farah is an iconic athlete and one of our great winners and Farah remains one of our greatest prospects and we do what we can to give all necessary support. The UK Athletics chairman added we would support him if he wants to disengage after listening to the answers to his questions. Farah flew back to his training camp in Portland to demand answers to doping allegations against his coach.

BBC’s Panorama documentary recently alleged that Salazar administered the banned steroid testosterone to Galen Rupp, the training partner of Farah, when he was 16 and broke or bent other anti-doping rules.

Salazar, one of the world’s best known athletics coaches, denied claims made by Steve Magness, who was his number two at the Oregon Project in 2011, suggesting the blood levels of Rupp revealed the athlete was on “testosterone medication”. In a statement to BBC, Salazar said the legal nutritional supplement Testoboost had been incorrectly recorded in the document as “testosterone medication”.

Rupp, who is one of the most drug tested athletes of America, has denied ever using testosterone or testosterone medication. The 29-year-old said he is completely against the use of performance enhancing drugs. Rupp commented he had not taken any banned substances and Alberto has never suggested that he should take a banned substance. A massage therapist at an altitude training camp in Utah in 2008 heard claims testosterone was seen on several occasions by athletes and staff and Salazar allegedly told the therapist the testosterone was for his own use for treatment of a heart condition. The BBC quizzed many cardiologists who said treating a heart condition with testosterone would be highly unusual.

In another stunning development, a former runner who trained under Salazar has backed the “full extent” of BBC investigation’s allegations. Josh Rohatinsky, who ran for Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project from 2007 to July 2009, said the improvement of Rupp from 2006 to 2012 was “highly suspicious”. Rohatinsky remarked there was always a wall of separation between Alberto and Galen with the rest of the group, the entire time he was with the group. He also remarked the level of secrecy and seclusion was definitely palpable and went on to remark that Alberto himself said back around the year 2000 that he believes it is near impossible to medal in a distance event clean. The runner also said Salazar asked him to take two supplements – Testoboost and Alpha Male – both of which were legal.

Previously, American distance runner Kara Goucher said she quit the Nike Oregeon Project in 2011 over the alleged willingness of Alberto Salazar to manipulate anti-doping rules. Goucher claimed Salazar suggested she should take Cytomel – a synthetic thyroid hormone given to people with underactive thyroids – even though she did not have a prescription for it.

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Tuesday 09, Jun 2015

  Mo Farah To Be Investigated By UK Athletics

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Mo Farah To Be Investigated By UK Athletics

The chairman of UK Athletics has announced that medical data of Mo Farah will be assessed for evidence of doping after allegations against his coach emerged.

Ed Warner said UK Athletics will look into supplements’ data and blood data of Farah. He further remarked that we need to make sure that there is nothing else there we have not seen, we are not aware of, or what has not been analyzed. The chairman of UK Athletics also said it may well be that the result of our own investigation reveals that there is nothing untoward going on as far as we can uncover in any way, shape or form around British Athletics and a British athlete.

Warner advised Farah to suspend his relationship with his coach Alberto Salazar until the allegations are proven wrong. Warner also stated that UK Athletics may decide to suspend its relationship with the Cuban-born coach within the next few weeks. Warner remarked he can understand that Mo Farah has great loyalty to his coach and added that absolutely can’t make a kneejerk reaction like that because Salazar is innocent until proven guilty and we need to conduct our own thorough investigation of everything that’s gone on with British Athletics and around Mo Farah in their engagement with Salazar.

However, Farah commented that he will stand by his coach until he was proven wrong. Farah subsequently withdrew from Diamond League event and remarked he felt emotionally and physically drained.

A BBC Panorama documentary recently levied allegations against Salazar, head coach at the Nike Oregon Project in Portland and an “unpaid consultant” for UK Athletics of being involved in doping along with US athlete Galen Rupp. The doping allegations were vehemently denied by both Salazar and Rupp, who won 10,000m silver behind Farah at London 2012 Games. Salazar, employed by Nike, is all set to give a strong reply on Panorama in which he will hit out at “individuals with agendas” and “inaccurate and unfounded journalism”.

Sir Craig Reedie, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said doping allegations against the top athletics coach are “distressing”. Reedie added that it is sad to learn about the alleged methods of Salazar, including the use of banned steroids and unethical practices like micro-dosing.

The UK Anti-Doping authority’s head of science and medicine, Nick Wojek, said current micro-dosing cheats can be eventually uncovered by retrospective testing in the future. Wojek remarked we have the ability to store samples for up to 10 years so if new techniques become available to test for prohibited substances, we can sanction athletes we were not able to catch in real time.

In another development, sportswear maker Nike has been threatened by bribery and doping allegations in football and athletics. The company, currently valued at almost $90bn, was running the Nike Oregon Project in Portland where Salazar trained a number of highly successful competitors, including Mo Farah. Nike is not new to doping scandals. Alberto was coaching Mary Decker-Slaney when she tested positive for Testosterone. The sportswear maker helped fund her legal challenge against a doping ban.

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