Athletics coach Alberto Salazar, who counts Dutch 10,000 metres champion Sifan Hassan among his protegees, has been banned from coaching for four years for doping offences.
The US anti-doping agency banned Salazar for ‘orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct’ as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, a camp designed primarily to develop endurance athletes, the Guardian reported.
Salazar, a former marathon runner, has previously denied any involvement in doping and according to the BBC has said he is ‘shocked’ by the decision and will appeal.
Hassan, who won gold in the 10,000 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, is not mentioned in the documents surrounding the case. She joined the Nike Oregon Project in 2016.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.