US Center for SafeSport rejects Alberto Salazar’s appeal
Alberto Salazar, a former American track coach, has had his appeal for a lifetime ban for sexual assault denied by the US Center for SafeSport. Coach Salazar is now banned for life. US Center for SafeSport rejects Alberto Salazar’s appeal.
Following charges that he had emotionally and physically mistreated a number of athletes while working on the Nike Oregon Project, the 63-year-old was given a lifetime ban.
Salazar was temporarily banned by SafeSport in January 2020, with the decision becoming permanent in July 2021.
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Salazar was the director of the Nike Oregon Project, which was based in Beaverton, Oregon in the United States of America.
It was founded in 2001 and is the home of Mo Farah, a four-time Olympic gold in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres winner from the United Kingdom.
He made history by winning back to back in both the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres respectively in London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Farah was not charged with doping, but he did leave the Oregon Project in 2017.
Farah was questioned by US authorities about his contact with Salazar in 2015, according to a BBC Panorama program released last year, but he has never failed a drug test or been charged of doping. Salazar also coached Dutch runner Sifan Hassan, who won three gold medals in the 1500m, 5000m, and 10,000m in the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Salazar and Nike endocrinologist Dr. Geoffrey Brown were both banned as a consequence of the investigation, which was announced in October 2019.
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Salazar was one of the most gifted distance runners of his generation before becoming a coach, winning the New York City marathon in 1980, 1981, and 1982. He is well known for the 1982 Boston Marathon’s ‘Duel in the Sun.’
The cause of the ban. Sexual misconduct
Appeal Rejected by US Center for SafeSport
The US Center for SafeSport has denied Alberto Salazar’s petition for a lifetime ban for sexual misconduct. Following charges that he had emotionally and physically mistreated a number of athletes while working on the Nike Oregon Project, the 63-year-old was given a lifetime ban.
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