Salazar again denies doping allegations

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Posted: Jun 24, 2015 12:51 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - American coach Alberto Salazar has again denied allegations of doping made by the BBC, which he previously said had adversely affected his Olympic medalists Mo Farah and Galen Rupp.

An investigation by the BBC television program Panorama in association with American website ProPublica alleged that Salazar had given Farah's training partner Rupp the banned anabolic steroid testosterone.

But the Cuban-born coach, who has worked as a consultant to UK Athletics for two years, wrote in an open letter published on Wednesday: "I believe in a clean sport and hard work and so do my athletes.

"I will never permit doping. At no time do we use science in violation of the WADA Code. We strictly adhere to competition and anti-doping rules at all times.

"I have not and will not condone any athlete I train using a banned substance and would never encourage any athlete to use a banned substance. We have worked very, very hard to achieve our successes and are proud of our accomplishments."

Briton Farah, 32, won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters double at the 2012 London Olympics. American Rupp, 29, took the silver medal in the 10,000.

(Writing by Ken Ferris; editing by Martyn Herman)