Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been cleared of any wrongdoing as part of his relationship with Alberto Salazar, UK Athletics (UKA) have confirmed. A BBC Panorama documentary alleged that Salazar was involved in doping Farah's training partner Galen Rupp. The US trainer denies the claims.
United States Anti-doping Agency are currently holding an investigation but UKA have moved to disclose the first of their findings from their own enquiries, which come a month before the World Athletics Championships.
"The Board can confirm that none of the extensive information supplied to the POG contained any evidence of impropriety on the part of Mo Farah, nor gave UK Athletics any reason to question the appropriateness of the input given by the Oregon Project to Mo Farah's training regime," the statement read.
The remainder of the conclusions will be published after the World Championships in Beijing, where Farah defends 5,000m and 10,000m gold, while the report from the Performance Oversight Group will meanwhile be disclose to UK Anti-doping. But confirmation Farah has been cleared of any illicit behaviour under the guidance of Salazar, who coached him to double Olympic gold at London 2012, eases the scrutiny on the Brit.
Farah has steadfastly defended Salazar throughout the allegations, which called into question his own reputation as one of Britain's finest long-distance athletes but UKA had confirmed they would cut ties with the 56-year-old should the allegations be proven.