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Alberto Salazar's Appeal Hearing in Doping Case Postponed to March

Alberto Salazar (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Alberto Salazar (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Court of Arbitration for Sport postponed Alberto Salazar's appeal against a four-year ban in a doping case because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alberto Salazar’s appeal against a four-year ban in a doping case was postponed Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it has moved next week’s scheduled hearing for Salazar and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown to a new slot from March 3-12.

The courts plans to hold in-person hearings have been affected by tighter travel restrictions during a renewed wave of COVID-19 infections.

Salazar and Brown were banned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in October 2019 while the coach attended the track world championships in Qatar.

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USADA acted after a six-year investigation into Salazars Nike Oregon Project training group led to charges including possessing and trafficking testosterone.

Salazar denied wrongdoing and said last year the Oregon Project has never and will never permit doping.

No runner linked to Salazars group, including four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, was directly implicated in doping by investigators.

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first published:November 05, 2020, 16:45 IST