UK Anti-Doping refuses comment on report Mo Farah missed drug tests
The UK Anti-Doping Agency refused to comment on the Daily Mail report that Olympic long-distance running champion Mo Farah missed two drug tests leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, citing confidentiality.
"UK Anti-Doping does not disclose personal data relating to an individual's test history," a statement said. "UKAD has a dedicated Athlete Support Officer who works with athletes on the National Registered Testing Pool, and with National Governing Bodies of sport, to ensure they manage their whereabouts reporting responsibilities.”
Farah won gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the London games.
Farah's American coach, Alberto Salazar is currently under suspicion after assistant Steve Magness accused him of encouraging fellow runner Galen Rupp to break anti-doping rules. Rupp and Salazar have denied any wrongdoing.
Rupp finished second behind Farah in the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics, earning a silver medal. Farah withdrew from the Diamond League meet in Birmingham saying he was “physically and emotionally drained” by the case, but will compete at the Diamond League meet in Monaco next month.
Farah said at a June 6 press conference that he is "really angry about the situation.”
“It’s not fair,” Farah said. “I haven’t done anything, but my name is getting dragged through the mud. My reputation is getting ruined.”
Farah is currently training in the mountains Paris under the watchful eye of a UK Athletics official, but Salazar told The Oregonian that Farah remains part of the Nike Oregon Project.
- Scooby Axson