UK Anti-Doping to investigate Salazar

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Alberto Salazar is to be investigated by the UK Anti-Doping organisation (UKAD) after recent doping allegations made in BBC Panorama episode “Catch Me If You Can".

Salazar, who coaches Mo Farah and has been an advisor to UK Athletics since early 2014, is accused of giving US long-distance runner Galen Rupp performance-enhancing testosterone medication in 2002.

UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead said: “Our mission is to protect everyone's right to clean sport, especially those athletes who choose to follow, defend and respect the anti-doping rules.

Sapstead also said that details of the case shall not be disclosed unless there is a prosecution “so we do not undermine our own operations of deterring and detecting doping in sport.”  

Salazar denied the accusations in a two-part open letter last week, in which he wrote: “I hope you will afford those individuals that have misled you the same demands for proof and substantiation as you have asked of me.”