Evan Jager. Image courtesy of Photorun
24 Jun 2015

Salazar Strikes back, Fagan quits sport, Brooks Beast Symmonds; Your JTG 5 A DAY

Salazar on the attack with letter of Defence: Part One This is an incredibly long read but embattled coach Alberto Salazar has come out with a strong defence of his actions and the actions of his athletes. He rubbishes claims by Kara Goucher, Steve Magness and David Epstein. A must

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Alberto Salazar. Image courtesy of Photorun.
24 Jun 2015

Alberto goes on the attack with letter of defence

In a lengthy two-part post on the Nike Oregon Project site, Alberto Salazar has responded to the allegations in the BBC/ProPublica report. Here is part one, in full: ALBERTO SALAZAR’S OPEN LETTER Recently, the BBC/ProPublica published stories not just attacking me but attacking my athletes and the Oregon Project. Former

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24 Jun 2015

Salazar looked for TUE’s he didn’t need during his own career

Alberto Salazar is under scrutiny again as Don Catlin, the man who discovered the test for the designer steroid THG (Tetrahydrogestrinone or the Clear) and was at the forefront of American drug testing over the past three decades has accused Alberto Salazar of asking for TUE’s he didn’t need during

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23 Jun 2015

Bolt under trial, Marathon Cheats, Salazar’s Silence; JTG 5-A-DAY

Bolt, Blake, Shelly Ann, Powell all under trial at Jamician Championships. Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell are all slated to run the Jamaican trials this weekend. Bolt and Fraser Pryce are already automatic qualifiers but with both struggling with early season form they have both

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Lauren Fleshman
18 Jun 2015

Fleshman reveals all, Mo more Missed Tests, Ethopian 10k; Your JTG 5 A Day

Mo comments on Mo’s missed tests Yesterday we learnt of Mo’s two missed tests from pre 2012. Today it was the turn of other British athletes to have their say on Mo’s missed test. Kelly Sotherton, Olympic bronze medalist in the heptathlon in 2004 came our in support of Farah

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17 Jun 2015

Rohatinsky to Oregon Project members: “don’t be as naive and trusting as I was”

Former Nike Oregon Project member Josh Rohatinsky has again posted his thoughts on the doping storm surrounding Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp, warning current members such as Shannon Rowbury, Cam Levins and others – who he believes are clean – not to be as naive as he was while a

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Craig Murphy (left) representing Iona in Cross Country
14 Jun 2015

Scholarships, Salazar & Speedy Kids – Reads of the week on JTG

Flippin’ Fast 14 year olds Two fourteen year old who have ran 1:55 for 800m, and one of them is Irish! The other also has a 3:50 1500m to his name this season, and is the younger brother of European medalist Henrik Ingebrigtsen. Read more about these young speedsters here.

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12 Jun 2015

More NOP Athletes Reveal Prescription Drugs Pressure

Just over a week ago Alberto Salazar of the Nike Oregon Project came under serious scrutiny in a BBC documentary, as well as in an in-depth article by David Epstein. Since that day of reckoning we’ve seen many twists and turns in this soap opera of a story that seems

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Image by PhotoRun.net
10 Jun 2015

England: we must wait for the truth about Salazar

Hannah England, the former world silver medallist at 1500m, has called for the public not to rush to judgment in the wake of allegations against Nike Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar. Writing in the Independent, England explained how she worked with the Oregon Project for a period towards the

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Salazar pours scorn on BBC. Image via PhotoRun
09 Jun 2015

Salazar strikes back, claiming accusers “knowingly making false statements”

Alberto Salazar has hit back at claims he was supplying doping products to his athletes and says the allegations outlined in last week’s report from the BBC and ProPublica are “false”.  In a statement released to the Guardian, Salazar claims he can prove the accusers were “knowingly making false statements”.

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