NOP doping investigation

NOP doping investigation

October 11, 2019

Questions & (Some) Answers: Galen Rupp Meets the Press Ahead of 2019 Chicago Marathon

Jonathan Gault has a hard-time believing one key answer Rupp gave at today's press event. When asked when did he learn that Salazar had been charged by USADA, Rupp said, “I read about it on the news, I think like everybody else.” As for what type of shape Rupp is in, Rupp himself wants to know. “I’m kind of wondering about it too, to be honest,” Rupp said.
October 03, 2019

Craig Engels Defends Himself & NOP Teammates, Responds To Jenny Simpson: “People Have a Moral Compass Besides Her”

Craig Engels did not like some of Jenny Simpson's comments from the day before.
October 01, 2019

The Running World Reacts to Alberto Salazar's 4-Year Ban; Nick Willis Calls It "Justice"

The majority of athletes expressing an opinion are glad to see Salazar banned.
October 01, 2019

Nike Oregon Project Coach Alberto Salazar Gets Four-Year Doping Ban from USADA

The decision most definitely does not prove the Salazar doped any of his athletes. It concludes what those of us following this already knew.  That Alberto Salazar carried out a testosterone experiment on his sons. That he misled some of his athletes on what they should tell USADA. That he had conducted a test with L-carnitine on NOP assistant coach Steve Magness that was over the legal limits. And it proves what many of us suspected, these things merit a doping ban.
November 29, 2018

Q&A: Adam Goucher Talks Running With The Buffaloes, His Greatest Running Memories, & the Stress of Becoming a Whistleblower Against Alberto Salazar & NOP

Goucher reveals that he thinks a resolution is looming soon in the Nike Oregon Project doping case. "I think it’s coming very, very soon, but until there is that ultimate resolution, you’re just kind of waiting."
October 10, 2017

Shalane Flanagan Reacts To Galen Rupp's Chicago Marathon Win: "There’s Still an Investigation Going On, So It's Hard to Truly and Genuinely Get Excited About the Performances That I'm Watching"

Two of America's biggest marathon stars don't know what to make of Galen Rupp's win in Chicago due to the ongoing USADA investigation. Meb Keflezighi said he was happy for Rupp and Salazar but added "there's a lot of speculation going on and I would love to know what’s going on and how far it’s gotten." *MB: Breaking: Shalane and Meb react to Galen Rupp's Chicago Win
October 08, 2017

Alberto Salazar Addresses Leaked USADA Interim Report That Said It Was "Highly Likely" His Group Broke Anti-Doping Rules: "I Know That We Haven't Broken Any Rules"

Salazar didn't answer why a leaked interim USADA report said it was "highly likely" his group had broken anti-doping rules. "You know what? I'm not gonna get into that. You would have to ask them what it is that they saw that they think that." Plus commentary from Nick Willis and Stephanie Bruce.
May 23, 2017

USADA: "It Appears Highly Likely" That 6 NOP Athletes Including Galen Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein Violated Anti-Doping Rules

The #1 takeaway is huge - "It appears highly likely” that six NOP Athletes including Galen Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein violated anti-doping rules.
July 21, 2016

What's Going On With US Anti-Doping's Investigation of Alberto Salzar's Nike Oregon Project? Documents and Audio From Latest Court Hearing Offer Lens Inside The Investigation

USADA's attempt to compel Dr. Jeffrey Brown to testify about his treatments of several elite athletes has been met with skepticism by a Texas judge even though seven athletes themselves have given their permission. *MB: The latest on USADA's investigation into Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project
April 01, 2016

The Latest From Nike - The Bowerman Track Club is Expanding: Dutch 800 Star Bram Som Hired as Technical Director; Salazar To Test More Drugs On Sons

Get the latest news from the April 1 press conference at Nike's headquarters where the BTC announced they've signed a strategically key athlete and Alberto Salazar unapologetically said he's planning more NOP doping experiments.
August 13, 2015

John Capriotti, Nike Global Director of Athletics, Threatened To Kill Brooks Beasts Head Coach and Former Nike Employee Danny Mackey At 2015 USAs According to Police Report

At USAs, it was stated that people had been threatened at the meet but the details were missing - until now. has obtained a police report stating that Nike's John Capriotti threatened the life of the Brooks Beasts' Danny Mackey. Witnesses interviewed by support Mackey's claim.
July 15, 2015

Kara Goucher Issues Statement - "I firmly stand by all my statements. It was because of the illegal actions that occurred at the Oregon Project under Alberto Salazar that I chose to leave the group... Any new knowledge will be shared to USADA alone."

Kara Goucher issued a statement today saying she will not publicly share more information about the Nike Oregon Project investigation in order to clear her name. She will only share info with USADA.

July 14, 2015

WTW: Nike Is Correct - Actions Speak Louder Than Words In Regards To Doping, Meet The Family That Soon Will Have Three Sub-4 Milers, We Say Goodbye To A Coaching Legend And Hello To African 43-Second 400 Runners, And Is Scott Jurek's New WR "Soft"?

After a summer hiatus, the Week That Was is back. We do our best to avoid talk of the Nike Oregon Project doping investigation but can't help but criticize Nike and Mo Farah's reaction to it. All of that plus praise for Genzebe Dibaba, Alexa Efraimson, Kerri Gallagher, Eric Jenkins, Lopez Lomong and Amel Tuka.

July 01, 2015

Questions Arise Regarding Alberto Salazar's Explanation For Testosterone Experiment on His Sons - In 2006, Alberto Salazar said the idea that Gatlin was sabotaged was "preposterous on so many fronts"

A key part of Alberto Salazar's defense is that he tested testosterone on his sons as he was fearful that someone like Chris Whetstine could sabotage Galen Rupp, not because he wanted to see how much micro-dosing one could get away with. However, when Whestine was accused of sabotaging Justin Gatlin in 2006, Alberto Salazar, himself, called the idea "preposterous on so many fronts." Additionally, a review of the 900+ pages of Justin Gatlin trial transcript reveals that Gatlin never claimed he was sabotaged with Androgel and was not busted for violating the T/E ratio which is what Salazar tested. Gatlin was busted for having exogenous testosterone in his system as detected by the more expensive direct carbon isotope ratio test (CIR). Lastly, even Gatlin's expert defense witness called it "improbable" that an hour would be enough time to sabotage someone after a race as it would likely take longer than that to get into your system.