The BBC/ProPublica report initially came out 20 days ago today. We still do not have a detailed response from Alberto Salazar or Nike. (Nike needs to issue a response because their own lab is linked as being possibly complicit in possible doping allegations.)
Imagine what a difference it would make if Nike first cared about fair sport.
I detailed some of my thoughts in another post here: https://www.letsrun.com/forum/f...=2#6575524 but the main thing I have reiterated is people just want the truth to come out.
We have started a countup clock on the homepage detailing how long it has been since Alberto said in the Telegraph, "I hope that media and fans will afford me a short time to show the accusers are knowingly making false statements. I will document and present the facts as quickly as I can so that Galen and Mo can focus on doing what they love and have worked so hard to achieve." That was 6 days after the initial report.
I have a little concern instead of searching for the truth Nike and Alberto will let this try and disappear so we are starting the clock.
Down the road we are open to ideas about coming up with campaigns for people to switch shoes if Nike does not address this issue. Imagine if everytime a high school kid did not buy a pair of Nike shoes they tweeted out #fairsportnike with a picture of the shoe they bought instead. The shoe companies can make a big difference for fair sport and the only way we can make that happen is by putting some financial pressure on them. I think enough people do care about fair sport. Nike isn't the only one who comes up short in this area, but they are the biggest and directly linked in these allegations. So for now we are unveiling the countup clock but we are open for ideas.
The initial story is here: https://www.propublica.org/article/former-team-members-accuse-coach-alberto-salazar-of-breaking-drug-rules