LONDON (Reuters) – UK Athletics (UKA) has commissioned an independent review into the processes under which issues concerning the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) were investigated in 2015 and 2017 after distance-running coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four years, it said on Thursday.
American Salazar was banned in September by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct” as head coach of the NOP.
The NOP was set up mainly to develop U.S. endurance runners but athletes from other countries, including Britain’s Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 meters champion Mo Farah, also trained there.
“UKA … commissioned the independent review to review the processes under which the issues concerning the NOP were investigated in 2015 and 2017 and the subsequent related decisions made by the UKA board at those respective times,” the national governing body said in a statement here
“The independent review will also set out any recommendations…
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