hobby trail jogger wrote:
I have been challenged to establish that Alberto has indeed used "a banned substance or method in any way or form". I am just doing what was asked from me.
A brief refresher:
You said: Since when Testosterone is not a banned substance and/or Alberto did not use it "in any manner"?
Then I said: Then go ahead. Name the athletes that Salazar doped with testosterone.
That obviously means the athletes that Salazar coaches or coached at NOP, which is what the panel's suspension is all about. It has nothing to with suspicions about what Salazar did or didn't do almost 30 years ago.
Page 91 and 92 of the report wrote:
Respondent testified that he “used all the testosterone that [he] ever got on [him]self, and
[he] would use it up on [him]self.”369 Respondent’s testosterone levels, as reflected in his medical records, decreased in April and May 2009 after receiving an increased
prescription of testosterone. From 2016-2018, on several occasions, Dr. Harp
administered an injection of testosterone before travel, so that Respondent did not have
to travel with AndroGel.370 During this same period, the records show that Respondent
was filling testosterone gel prescriptions.371
Now what do we do with this?
The panel seems to have not found it met the burden of prooving Alberto used part of his Androgel on other persons than himself. One could still think in April and May 2009 and on several occasions of 2016-2018, the records are more consistant with him doing exactly that than not. . . .
Your suspicions about what Salazar did with the testosterone he was prescribed are irrelevant. Many men of his age have low testosterone and are prescribed supplementary testosterone to compensate. Even young distance runners are susceptible to low testosterone levels. Just ask Ryan Hall.
And the testosterone-sabotage test he conducted on his sons was reasonable in light of the Gatlin case.
No, the panel didn't find any evidence that Salazar doped the athletes he coaches with testosterone. You're grasping at non-existent straws.