3rd February 2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 3 February 2020

• The Astana Pro Team has denied collaborating with Dr. Michele Ferrari, after an investigation by journalists for Politiken found that a Report by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) concluded that Jakob Fuglsang was using a doping programme devised by the banned doctor. The CADF Report, apparently leaked to journalists, also found that teammate, Alexey Lutsenko, was present during at least one meeting between Fuglsang and Dr. Ferrari in Nice/Monaco.

Alberto Salazar was added to the US Center for SafeSport’s list on 31 January…

Alberto Salazar, former Head Coach at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), was added to the US Center for SafeSport’s database on 31 January. The Center does not comment on the reasons for additions to its database, which is intended to highlight individuals that present a risk to athletes due to allegations of bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. Mary Cain alleged that she was emotionally and physically abused during her time as an NOP athlete. Salazar was sanctioned with a four year ban, however although a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) investigation found he had broken anti-doping rules, it didn’t find any evidence that he had administered prohibited substances to NOP athletes. 

• The international cycling union (UCI) announced that it will transfer the operational aspects of its anti-doping programme to the International Testing Agency (ITA) from 1 January 2021. The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) will remain responsible for the UCI’s anti-doping programme during 2020.

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