Mo Farah clear to continue with current coach

Mo Farrah and Usain Bolt swapping trademark stances

WHEN a BBC Panorama programme suggested that Mo Farrah´s coach Alberto Salazar had been involved with performance enhancing drugs with other athletes – which he vehemently denies – the UK Athletics organisation launched their own enquiry.

They have announced that the enquiry found ‘no reason to be concerned’ about the coach and his training regime at the US-based Nike Oregon Project.

With regards to Mo Farah himself, there was no suggestion that he had been involved in doping and there is ‘no evidence of any impropriety’ from Britain’s double Olympic champion or any reason to ‘lack confidence’ in his training programme.

Salazar will continue to work as a consultant for British Athletics, a position that he has held since 2013.

No further comments are expected from UKA until formal investigations by the US Anti-Doping Agency and UK Anti-Doping organisations are complete, but it would be surprising, given the circumstances of this announcement, if anything untoward was to emerge from those two bodies.

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