Alberto Salazar has also done some previous urine testing with Victor Conte, who went to jail in the BALCO scandal which involved THG (tetrahydrogestrinone), Dr. Don Catlin... and a lawyer by the name of Travis Tygart. Travis also got Lance Armstrongâ€¦even with death threats against him.
Coach Alberto Salazar was also the coach of Mary Decker Slaneyâ€¦when her T/E ratio was above a 6:1 ratioâ€¦which led to a ban for Ms. Mary Decker Slaneyâ€¦for elevated testosterone levels.
In 1996, at the age of 37, as she qualified for the 5000 meters at the Atlanta Olympics, Decker became involved in controversy. A urine test taken in June at the Olympic Trials showed a testosterone to epitestosterone (T/E) ratio greater than the allowable maximum of six to one. At the time of the positive test Decker was being coached by Alberto Salazar.
Decker and her lawyers contended that the T/E ratio test is unreliable for women, especially women in their late 30s or older who are taking birth control pills. In the meantime, Decker was eliminated in the heats at the Olympics.
In June 1997, the IAAF banned Decker from competition. In September 1999, a USATF panel reinstated her. The IAAF cleared her to compete but took the case to arbitration. In April, 1999, the arbitration panel ruled against her, after which the IAAF â€“ through a retroactive ban, even though she was cleared to compete â€“ stripped her of a silver medal she had won in the 1500 meters at the 1997 World Indoor Championships.
In April 1999, Decker filed suit against both the IAAF and the U.S. Olympic Committee which administered the test, arguing that the test is flawed and cannot distinguish between androgens caused by the use of banned substances and androgens resulting from the use of birth control pills. The court ruled that it had no jurisdiction, a decision that was upheld on appeal.
The (T/E) ratio test has seen its standards tightened to a 4:1 ratio, instead of the previous 6:1 ratio, and laboratories now also run a carbon isotope ratio test (CIR) if the ratio is unusually high.
It is just a coincidental synchronicity.
(I have also used the exact same lab as Alberto Salazarâ€¦to do hormone testing.)
It is just a coincidental synchronicityâ€¦again.