Sir Mo Farah 'has no tolerance' for rulebreakers after ex-coach is banned

1 October 2019, 12:01

Sir Mo Farah has said he "has no tolerance" for people who break doping rules
Sir Mo Farah has said he "has no tolerance" for people who break doping rules. Picture: PA Images
Ewan Quayle

By Ewan Quayle

Sir Mo Farah has said he has 'no tolerance for anybody who breaks the rules' after his former coach is banned for doping violations

The Olympic gold medalist made the comments after his former coach was found guilty of trafficking a banned substance and tampering with procedures.

Alberto Salazar coached Sir Mo through the Nike Oregon Project and led the athlete to four gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 summer Olympics.

The coach has been banned for four years after being found guilty of the charges by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Alberto Salazar coached Sir Mo to four Olympic gold medals
Alberto Salazar coached Sir Mo to four Olympic gold medals. Picture: PA Images

In a statement, he said: "I'm relieved USADA has completed their investigation into Alberto Salazar.

"I left the Nike Oregon Project in 2017 but I have no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules or crosses a line.

"A ruling has been made and I'm glad there has finally been a conclusion."

Salazar and his Nike Oregon Project, a prestigious running training group, had been under investigation by USADA but no allegations were made against Sir Mo himself.

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