Alberto Salazar: UK Athletics review planned for August

Mo Farah
Mo Farah has worked with Salazar since 2011

UK Athletics says it hopes to conclude a review looking into the high performance system surrounding Mo Farah by the first week of August.

The BBC's Panorama programme accused Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar, of practising doping techniques with other athletes, which he strenuously denies.

There is no suggestion that Farah himself has been involved in doping.

Salazar is an "unpaid consultant" for UK Athletics (UKA) and it has promised its review will be "robust".

UKA's Performance Oversight Group that will carry out the work comprises of former British sprinter Jason Gardener, Dr Sarah Rowell and Anne Wafula-Strike.

"This review is a serious response to the questions raised in recent days," said Ed Warner, chair of UK Athletics.

"It demonstrates to all athletics fans the importance we place on ensuring that the high performance system around Mo Farah by British Athletics is robust and of the utmost integrity."

The 32-year-old, who won gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the 2012 London Olympics, said he was upset his name had "been dragged through the mud".

American Salazar, who has worked as a consultant for British Athletics since 2013, said the BBC and US website ProPublica had engaged in "inaccurate and unfounded journalism".

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