A former long-distance runner who became one of the world’s most successful athletics coaches will be investigated under allegations that he violated anti-doping rules.
According to the BBC, Alberto Salazar has been accused of breaking anti-doping regulations by at least seven athletes and staff at the Nike Oregon Project, the running camp Salazar heads. One such claim alleges that Salazar was involved in doping 2012 Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp back in 2002.
The allegations came to light due to a joint investigation between the BBC and ProPublica. Salazar told the BBC the “allegations your sources are making are based upon false assumptions and half-truths in an attempt to further their personal agendas”.