Alberto Salazar, the coach who oversaw the majority of Sir Mo Farah’s career, and numerous others including, Matt Centrowitz and Galen Rupp, has been banned from athletics for four years for doping offences.
The decision was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and begins immediately. It is the result of a four-year investigation.
In a prepared statement, the USADA wrote that two, three-member arbitration panels had determined Salazar and Dr Jeffrey Brown should be banned for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct.”
Here is the complete USADA release.
Salazar was found to have given athletes a substance in excess of its permitted limit, tampered or attempted to tamper with the doping control process of Oregon Project athletes and trafficked in or attempted to traffic in testosterone, a banned steroid.
More to come…