Alberto Salazar, the former coach of Sir Mo Farah, has reportedly had his four-year suspension for anti-doping offenses confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The 63-year-old had pressured to clear his name after being banned by the US Anti-Doping Agency in 2019, but six months after his appeal was heard, courts have ruled against him, according to the BBC and The Fois.
A four-year ban for endocrinologist Dr Geoffrey Brown, who was at the Nike Oregon Project with Salazar, will also be upheld.
Alberto Salazar’s four-year suspension confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
As one of the world’s most famous running coaches, Salazar’s initial ban two years ago sent shockwaves through athletics, and in turn follows the damning allegations. of the Panorama team of the BBC and PropPublica in 2015 on the practices of the Oregon project.
Project Oregon was shut down following the verdict in 2019, with Salazar being convicted by an independent panel of possession and trafficking of a banned performance enhancing substance and anti-doping rule violation in the way he administered drugs. intravenous infusions. He added that Salazar “tampered with or attempted to tamper with the doping control process”.
Farah, who left the Oregon Project in 2017, has never been charged with doping. The findings against Salazar were extremely troubling for UK Athletics, who in 2015 allowed Farah to continue working with the coach despite the allegations being reported.
The CAS verdict is expected to be released in the coming days.