UKA has “no concerns” over Mo Farah

Great Britain's Mo Farah (right) celebrating winning the Men's 10,000m final with Silver Medalist USA's Galen Rupp (left) and coach Alberto Salazar
Great Britain's Mo Farah (right) celebrating winning the Men's 10,000m final with Silver Medalist USA's Galen Rupp (left) and coach Alberto Salazar

UK Athletics has “absolutely no concerns” over the conduct and coaching methods of Alberto Salazar in relation to Mo Farah after the American was accused of administering banned substances in a BBC documentary.

Salazar was involved in doping his athlete Galen Rupp, silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics behind Farah in the 10,000 metres, when the American was only 16 years of age.

A statement from UK Athletics on Saturday read: “Following the broadcast of BBC’s Panorama programme on Wednesday, UK Athletics has carefully considered the content.

“Whilst acknowledging the gravity of the allegations, UK Athletics can confirm it has had absolutely no concerns over the conduct and coaching methods of Alberto Salazar in relation to Mo Farah or in his role as an endurance consultant.”