UK Athletics finds no suggestion Mo Farah involved in doping
An internal review by United Kingdom Athletics into double Olympic champion Mo Farah has found "no evidence of impropriety" or signs that the athlete has been involved in doping.
“The Board can confirm that none of the extensive information supplied to the (Performance Oversight Group) contained any evidence of impropriety on the part of Mo Farah, nor gave UK Athletics any reason to question the appropriateness of the input given by the Oregon Project to Mo Farah’s training regime,” the statement reads.
The investigation comes one month after a report by ProPublica and the BBC, based on testimony by several of former Nike Oregon Project athletes and coaches, alleged that coach Alberto Salazar pushed the boundaries on doping rules to gain a competitive advantage by encouraging the use of prescription medication and therapeutic use exemptions. Farah has been a member of the Nike Oregon Project since 2011.
Salazar also serves as an unpaid consultant for UK Athletics.
U.S. Anti-Doping and U.K. Anti-Doping have launched their own investigations into the training group. UK Athletics will share its findings with the ant-doping agencies before a review is made public after next month's IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
Farah is looking to defend his world championship titles in the men's 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs. He is attempting to become the first man to achieve the double in back-to-back world championships.
Farah is undefeated in his two races since the initial allegations against Salazar were released on June 3.
- Christopher Chavez