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Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar denies doping allegations

Published 09/06/2015

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Mo Farah has been "unfairly dragged into a very difficult position" by allegations of illegal doping against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar has denied "all allegations of doping" against him.

Salazar has reiterated his desire to prove his innocence following allegations from the BBC's Panorama programme that the Portland-based coach had overseen Galen Rupp's use of banned substances.

Farah pulled out of Sunday's Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, returning to the Nike Oregon Project to challenge Salazar to prove he has a clean record.

There is no suggestion that British athlete Farah has broken any rules and the Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion said: “I have not taken any banned substances and Alberto has never suggested that I take a banned substance.

“From my experience, Alberto and the Oregon Project have always followed WADA rules and if there is ever a question they seek guidance from USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) to ensure they are correctly interpreting WADA’s rules.’’

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