The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said it would exercise its right to look into a case investigating athletes who are part of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) following the four-year ban of coach Alberto Salazar for doping violations, during a press conference in Katowice on Wednesday.
Previously on Wednesday US anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart told journalists that there was no... Еще need for WADA to get involved into the probe of the athletes, who had trained under Salazar, as USADA had done the investigation.
«We have the right as regulators to appeal cases. In major cases like that we would like to receive the file — I'm sure we will get the file and we can look into the whole situation,» said WADA President Craig Reedie.
Salazar, the coach of the Nike Oregon Project for elite long-distance runners and the former coach of British athlete Mo Farah, was found guilty by USADA of doping violations and received a four-year ban in October.
Speaking about allegations that the Moscow anti-doping laboratory data had been tampered with, Reedie denied that the current team of the Russian national anti-doping agency (RUSADA) was responsible.
The fifth WADA World Conference on Doping in Sport kicked off in Katowice on Tuesday and will wrap up on Thursday. The conference is reportedly focusing its working sessions on reviewing the World Anti-Doping Code to come into effect in 2021 and will also elect the agency's new president and vice president.