Whether or not he got any benefit from the EPO was largely an irrelevance, since we already know that elite athletes do. The point was that he was able to get hold of it from the internet, take it for a period of time and pass the 'biological passport' testing.
Yes, but what does "passing" the biological passport test mean?
As I understand it, for the biological passport, you need to be tested over a period of months to establish a baseline, against which deviations are then assessed. Did this guy actually do that? Or did he just do one test before and one after?
"I notified Ian Stewart at UK Athletics that I have overnighted Galen his Z-Pak (Azithromycin-Pak 250mg tablets) but was concerned that it would get caught up in customs. To avoid that, I noted that I placed the pills in a magazine. I asked Ian to have Dr. Thing prescribe the same medicine for Galen in the UK in case his prescription that I had sent does not arrive. "
It does seem strange about customs. What also seems strange is that presumably the doctor who prescribed this in the US did not examine Rupp as he was in the UK? And Salazar instructs another doctor to prepare a UK prescription? I was not aware doctors would do that.
And if he got the medicine prescribed in the UK, why did he need to sent it hidden in a magazine rather than getting Rupp to pick it up at the local chemist's?
Just a question: Why is this being discussed as allegations? As I understand it, what was presented was photographic and physical evidence, accompanied by direct testimony by people as to what they saw or heard. Would these not constitute evidence admissible in a court of law?
They could of course be disputed or explained, but nevertheless, are they not more than allegations?