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USADA confirms investigation into coach Sifan Hassan

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USADA confirms investigation into coach Sifan Hassan

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The American antidopingbureau USADA has on Sunday confirmed that there is an investigation going on to the American atletiekcoach Alberto Salazar, who may be the anti-doping rules has violated.

The investigation is in the hands of a staatsinstantie that uses the issue of licences for drugs to prescribe, according to a spokesman.

Saturday, reported the British newspaper The Sunday Times that USADA, an investigation was started to Salazar.

Salazar leads a training centre for Nike in the American state of Oregon and is the trainer of the British multiple olympic and world champion at 5000 and 10,000 metres Mo Farah. The Dutch toploopster Sifan Hassan trains since december even with Salazar in Oregon.

“The case is still pending. It is the care that a physician has given to the athletes of the Nike Oregon Project. We emphasize that the coaches and athletes are all innocent as long as it is not shown that the anti-doping rules are violated,” a spokesman of USADA.

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Health risks

The British newspaper leaked Saturday to the report of USADA, dating back to march 2016, which suggests that Salazar “unacceptable health risks” has taken with his athletes.

Thus he would while it is not prohibited amino acid L-carnitine through a forbidden way, with an infusion have administered, and medications prescribed where there is no medical need for it.

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