Mo Farah ‘missed two drugs tests’ before London 2012
Mo Farah reportedly missed two drugs tests before going on to become a double Gold medalist at London 2012.
The British long and middle-distance runner is believed to have missed a test in early 2010, and another after he had begun working under coach Alberto Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project in February 2011, according to the Daily Mail.
Earlier this month, BBC’s Panorama programme made allegations that Salazar practiced doping techniques on Farah’s training partner Galen Rupp, which the pair fervently deny.
Farah, 32, contested the alleged second missed test to the UK Anti-Doping Agency, claiming that he failed to hear his doorbell at his house in Teddington, London.
UK anti-doping rules state that any athlete who misses three tests in a 12-month period could face up to a four-year ban, which could have meant the 5,000m and 10,000m runner was in danger of missing the Olympics.
The Mail also reports that Salazar had warned Farah on 5th May, 2011: “If you miss another test, they will hang you.”