The coach Lights have forced the athletes to be doping under the threat of breaking sponsorship contracts
The coach of four-time Olympic champion in athletics Briton Mo Farah Alberto Salazar has forced athletes to take banned substances under the threat of breaking sponsorship contracts, according to The New York Times.
The publication cites the testimony of a former runner Datana Ritzenhein, who began working with a group of Salazar in 2009. Ritzenhein argues that Salazar forced the athletes to take increased doses of medicines, counterfeiting official documents and assuring the athletes that this therapy does not contradict the anti-doping rules. Those who refused to take the recommended drugs Salazar, the coach threatened to break the sponsorship contract.
In the group of Salazar, in addition to Ritzenhein, he trained Olympic silver medalist of the 2012 games in the women’s 10,000 m, American Galen Rupp and Mo Farah. Farah has won the Games 2012 and 2016 in run on 5000 m and 10,000 m.
Recall that in September, representatives of the hacker group Fancy Bears posted in the open access part of the hacked database of WADA according to which a number of athletes, including the British, had a therapeutic exception to the use of illicit drugs.