UK Athletics FINALLY hand over full review of Sir Mo Farah’s relationship with disgraced coach Alberto Salazar to UK Anti-Doping… five years on
- UK Anti-Doping launched attack on UK Athletics over failure to share full report
- Review holds extensive details of Sir Mo Farah’s relationship with Alberto Salazar
- It contains 38 interviews plus Farah’s data and it has now been handed over
- UKAD will be keen to learn if it sheds light on now closed Nike Oregon Project
UK Anti-Doping have finally received the full internal review into Sir Mo Farah’s relationship with Alberto Salazar after their astonishing criticism of UK Athletics last month.
The doping watchdog issued a stinging attack on UKA on March 21 over what they claimed was a failure to share the controversial 2015 report despite repeated requests.
In an intriguing development, Sportsmail understands that review, which is believed to include Farah’s medical data, was handed over on Wednesday morning, giving UKAD the breakdown of how UKA decided their leading star could continue training with Salazar in the wake of damaging allegations against the coach.
The full report detailing Sir Mo Farah’s relationship with Alberto Salazar was given to UKAD
UKAD had previously taken the highly unusual step of making public their annoyance at UKA, having only received an edited powerpoint summary of the decision made by the governing body’s oversight committee in 2015.
UKAD will be keen to learn if the fuller review, which includes 38 interviews as well as Farah’s data, shines a brighter light on the now closed Nike Oregon Project.
Commenting in a punchy statement last month, UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: ‘We have repeatedly requested that UK Athletics share this POC review with us in its entirety as there could be information included that is of interest to us… We remind UKA that they are bound by the National Anti-Doping Policy.
Salazar is currently appealing against his four-year ban for anti-doping violations
The full review contains 38 interviews as well as Farah’s data and was handed over by UKA
‘We now call again on UKA to handover this review in full, including the associated supporting reports and documents.’
UKA defended themselves by saying a request had only been made for the review in February, and earlier this month new CEO Joanna Coates insisted they would be making full disclosure to UKAD once confidentiality processes had been properly upheld.
There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Farah, who worked under Salazar between 2011 and 2017.
Salazar is appealing against his four-year ban for anti-doping violations. A spokesperson for Farah said the athlete had ‘no problem’ with the review being passed to UKAD.
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