Mo Farah Missed Two Drug Tests Before London Olympics, Putting 2012 Double Gold at Risk
Posted by addisethiopia on June 18, 2015
“As part of his appeal, Farah’s agent Ricky Simms submitted video evidence filmed in Farah’s house in which he tried to show that it was difficult to hear the doorbell from his client’s bedroom. UK Anti-Doping lawyers dismissed it as evidence.” LOL!
–- Farah’s first missed test appears to have occurred in early 2010, six months before he broke David Moorcroft’s British 5,000m record
–- The second test seems to have occurred once Farah had started working with Salazar, taking place at Farah’s home in Teddington
–- Farah contested it by appealing to the UK Anti-Doping Agency on the basis that he claimed he did not hear his doorbell
–- With the Olympics looming, Salazar warned Farah on May 5 2011: ‘If you miss another test, they will hang you’
–- Farah won gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012
Mo Farah missed two drugs tests a year before the London 2012 Olympics, Sportsmail can reveal.
At a time when the British distance runner’s controversial American coach Alberto Salazar and training partner Galen Rupp are facing a series of allegations, Farah’s own problems with the doping authorities reached a peak only a few months after he started training under Salazar in February 2011. The two missed tests put his participation at the 2012 Olympics, where he won two gold medals, at risk.
UK anti-doping rules state an athlete who misses three tests in any 12-month period (down from 18 months since 2013) can face up to a four-year ban. Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu was suspended for 12 months in 2006 after missing three tests and falling foul of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s ‘whereabouts’ system, which forces athletes to pick an exact location for one hour every day in case they are needed for testing.