We need to investigate Alberto Salazar’s four-year stint at UK Athletics, says British Olympian Jo Pavey
“We have to investigate Alberto Salazar’s four-year stint at UK Athletics”: British Olympian Jo Pavey calls for the banned coach to avoid using controversial practices in Britain
- Banned Alberto Salazar worked as a consultant for the organization for four years
- Documentary on Monday revealed new claims from the American athlete Ari Lambie who denies Salazar
- Pavey wants to be sure that his controversial practices have not been adopted here
- Salazar has appealed against its four-year ban on doping violations
The British Olympian Jo Pavey has called for more research into Alberto Salazar’s involvement with UK Athletics from the age of four as a consultant with the organization.
Monday’s Panorama documentary revealed new claims from American athlete Ari Lambie that the banned coach sent her to Dr. Jeffrey Brown, who reportedly would give her thyroid drugs without medical necessity.
Salazar was a UKA consultant from 2013 to 2017. And Pavey wants to be sure that none of his controversial practices have been taken over in Britain.
Coach Alberto Salazar has appealed against his four-year ban on doping violations
Monday’s Panorama documentary revealed new claims from American athlete Ari Lambie
The findings of an independent evaluation of the UKA decision to allow Sir Mo Farah to continue training under Salazar – despite serious allegations by Panorama in 2015 – should appear in the spring, but Pavey believes it should expand its parameters .
She said Sportsmail: “After viewing Panorama, especially the parts related to thyroid medication at the (Nike) Oregon Project, I would be worried about what would have happened here if Alberto Salazar was involved as a consultant.
“It should be part of the ongoing evaluation. My opinion will always be that thyroid drugs should be banned for those who have no medical need. “
Thyroid drugs that can help with weight loss are not on the prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Lambie says that Salazar has given her unnecessary medicines and has made her trial a means
The British Olympian Jo Pavey has called for an evaluation of Salazar’s involvement in UK Athletics
In November, Sportsmail reported concerns from some British athletes that legal thyroid treatments might have been targeted by UKA as a way to make a marginal gain.
UKA, which has previously denied any misconduct, insists that they only screen for thyroid issues as a precaution and that they advise treatment only when necessary. There is no suggestion that UKA ever used the drug as a performance enhancer.
The mail on Sunday revealed earlier this month that Jessica Ennis-Hill’s former coach Toni Minichiello had expressed concern at a UKA member council meeting.
Pavey’s call comes after the Panorama broadcast, in which Farah changed his story about L-carnitine injections during an interview in 2015 with US Anti-Doping.