The London Times just released another story on the L-Carneting/NOP saga. It looks like USADA told Alberto in December 2011 that the L Carnetine injections were ok up to 50ml, but WADA is saying this wasn’t the case until January of 2012. Now WADA is investigating and looks like NOP may take the fall...
THE World Anti-Doping Authority (Wada) has offered to examine evidence that an athlete within Mo Farah’s American training camp unwittingly broke its rules by receiving injections of a legal supplement only months before the London Olympics.
Leaked emails and “top secret” performance data obtained by The Sunday Times indicates that in late 2011 Alvina Begay...
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More quotes from article: "Usada told Salazar that injections of less than 50ml over a six-hour period were permitted. The advice was based on a Wada document dated September 2011, which is understood not to have been formally ratified.
Within hours of being sent the reply by Usada, Salazar emailed several members of his team. “We will have to try the ‘less than 50ml L-carnitine infusion’,” he wrote.
In an email to Begay, Salazar said that he expected her and Dathan Ritzenhein, a long-distance runner in the Nike Oregon Project, to see “a two to three-minute advantage” when the L-carnitine supplement was used in conjunction with a sodium drink.
Ritzenhein said: “I have complied with all Wada rules, including my use of L-carnitine, which I tried but it did not provide any benefit so I stopped using it.”
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