UK Athletics: “No reason to be concerned” about Salazar accusations
UK Athletics (UKA) has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah, nor any evidence of inappropriate input from the Nike Oregon Project into Farah’s training regimen, after completing an investigation into the practices of coach Alberto Salazar.
The investigation was launched after thereport by BBC/PropPublica which alleged that Salazar had used banned steroids and unethical practices on athletes including Galen Rupp, Adam and Kara Goucher.
‘The Board can confirm that none of the extensive information supplied contained any evidence of impropriety on the part of Mo Farah, nor gave UK Athletics any reason to question the appropriateness of the input given by the Oregon Project to Mo Farah’s training regime,’ read a UKA statement.
Last month, it had been reported that UK Athletics were set to advise Farah to part ways with the American coach, but the latest statement contradicts that and suggests UKA will continue to utilise Farah as an advisor, as it has been doing for many years.
In the weeks after the initial report in June, Salazar hit back at the allegations and issued a detailed response (which can be read here), saying people were “knowingly making false statements” about him.
Mo Farah has always denied using any performance-enhancing drugs and no allegations have been made about him throughout the investigation. In June, he faced the press at the Birmingham Diamond League, answering questions from JumpingTheGun and others, details of which are here.