Literally nothing has been revealed that wasn’t revealed years ago regarding what Salazar did. If anything, the Panel’s statements appear to cast further doubt on the idea that there was ever any “real” doping. So if the Salazar ban changes your opinion one way or the other on any specific athlete, you’re just willfully misinformed.
Are you kidding me??
Yeah, so just throw out everything that Dathan Ritz and Kara said about what is going on at NOP. This isn't suspicion. Athletes have come forward about the doping that went on, being told to take asthma medicine for races, and even possibly assisting Lance Armstrong with doping.
...."Goucher, who under Salazar won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships, recalled Salazar giving her a medication she had not been prescribed and encouraging her to use it for weight loss before a race; distance runner Lauren Fleshman recounted Salazar telling her to use asthma medication for performance enhancement in a manner contrary to that indicated by her doctor.
In an interview this year, Magness, currently a University of Houston track coach, told ProPublica and the BBC that he was the test subject for the first L-carnitine infusion in 2011, when he was a 27-year-old NOP assistant coach. He also shared this account with arbitrators. Following the infusion, Magness recalled a marked improvement on a test of his V02 max — a measure of the amount of oxygen an individual can consume during an intense effort. Salazar, he said, was excited by the results and decided to use the procedure on NOP athletes.
Salazar’s enthusiasm was captured in an email he sent to Lance Armstrong shortly after viewing Magness’ test results: “Lance, call me asap! We have tested it and it’s amazing. You are the only athlete I’m going to tell the actual numbers to other than [two-time Olympic medalist] Galen Rupp.”
At the time, Magness said, he believed that the infusion was allowed. He said that he began to have doubts after Salazar sent emails instructing athletes not to disclose that they had received an infusion. Eventually, Magness came to accept that he had participated in a banned procedure. “At the time, I had no idea,” he told ProPublica and the BBC. “It doesn’t excuse it. I take responsibility for what I did, but unlike the vast majority of people in this sport I did something about it.” Magness said he hopes that his example will lead more athletes and coaches to speak out about doping violations and unethical medical practices.
Elite Runner Had Qualms When Alberto Salazar Told Her to Use Asthma Drug for Performance
Some of the athletes who underwent infusions expressed reservations or asked questions at first. According to an interview with USADA given under oath, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein asked Salazar: “Are you sure this is legal? This doesn’t sound legal.” Salazar later emailed Ritzenhein informing him that “everything is above board and cleared thru USADA,” a claim that USADA called “both ironic and inaccurate” in its interim report..."