Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should SeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… Read Also: NBA: Heat crush Cavaliers, honour WadeFudge apparently did not disclose he had gone to Switzerland to collect the product.Chakraverty said the decision to go ahead with the injection two days before the race had been a joint one with Fudge.There is no evidence any rules were broken in the way the substance was administered.Some research suggests that L-carnitine, if injected straight into the bloodstream, can help speed metabolism and boost athletic performance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fudge had told USADA the previous day that Farah had been injected.Farah then returned to the investigators and said: “So I just wanted to come clear, sorry guys, and I did take it at the time and I thought I didn’t.”He is asked: “So you received L-carnitine… before the London marathon?”Farah answers: “Yeah.”He adds: “There was a lot of talk before… and Alberto’s always thinking about ‘What’s the best thing?’ ‘What’s the best thing?’”The USADA investigator then said: “A few days before the race… with… Alberto present and your doctor (Dr Robin Chakraverty, then UKA’s chief medical officer) and Barry Fudge and you’re telling us all about that now but you didn’t remember any of that when I… kept asking you about this?”Farah responds: “It all comes back for me, but at the time I didn’t remember.”Farah – who will bid for a third 10,000 metres Olympic title later this year in Japan having abandoned his experiment to switch to the marathon – declined to comment to the BBC but his lawyers issued a letter.“Interviews are not memory tests,” they wrote. “Mr Farah understood the question one way and as soon as he left the room he asked Mr Fudge and immediately returned… to clarify and it is plain the investigators were comfortable with this explanation.”center_img Mo Farah repeatedly denied to the United States Anti-Doping Agency taking a legal supplement prior to the 2014 London Marathon, before changing his account once he learned the doctor who injected him had told the investigators he had taken it, the BBC reported on Monday.Advertisement The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine, a naturally occurring amino acid, as part of its investigation into his former coach Alberto Salazar.The supplement had been obtained through a contact of Salazar’s in Switzerland.As a result of the overall investigation, Salazar has been banned from athletics for four years over doping violations.Two of Salazar’s violations relate to using a banned method to administer an infusion of L-carnitine.The US coach, who is appealing against his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, led the Nike Oregon Project training group, where Farah was a star name from 2011-2017.According to the BBC, Farah – who finished eighth in what was his first London Marathon in 2014 – was questioned by USADA officials investigating Salazar for nearly five hours a year after the injections took place.in a transcript of the interview seen by the BBC, Farah repeatedly denied he had been injected.“If someone said that you were taking L-carnitine injections, are they not telling the truth?” asked a USADA investigator.Farah replied: “Definitely not telling the truth, 100 percent. I’ve never taken L-carnitine injections at all.”He is then asked: “Are you sure that Alberto Salazar hasn’t recommended that you take L-carnitine injections?”Farah responds: “No, I’ve never taken L-carnitine injections.”He is asked again: “You’re absolutely sure that you didn’t have a doctor put a butterfly needle… into your arm… and inject L-carnitine a few days before the London marathon?”Farah says: “No. No chance.”He then left the room but returned soon afterwards with a different account, apparently after speaking with UK Athletics (UKA) head of distance running Barry Fudge.– ‘Not memory tests’ –Farah, in a transcript seen by the BBC, radically altered his account of taking the supplement once he spoke to UK Athletics’ head of distance runninglast_img read more

FB : Bailey, Gulley break out to lead SU rushing attack in victory over Toledo

first_imgPrince-Tyson Gulley’s energy manifested itself again in his first carry. The anxiousness Gulley displayed running out of the tunnel, jumping and swinging his arms as much as anyone on Syracuse, was visible when he finally got his hands on the ball.Bouncing to his left when there wasn’t much wiggle room up the middle, SU’s second running back turned the corner around Toledo safety Jermaine Robinson and scampered down the sideline. And his 21-yard gain came when the Orange desperately needed a momentum-shifter.As Gulley ran over to the sidelines and used fellow running back Adonis Ameen-Moore as a springboard to leap and let out his emotions, it was clear he shook things up.‘Tyson made some incredible runs, Antwon (Bailey) made some great runs, it was a great one-two punch, which we needed something like that to happen,’ SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. ‘We needed two guys to be able to come out there, help each other, spell each other, get a great running game going and that’s what we did.’Starting running back Antwon Bailey burst out with 114 yards and a score, and Gulley contributed 66 yards on 10 carries as the Orange running game put forth its best performance of the season in a 33-30 overtime win over Toledo. The SU running backs ran for 180 yards on 38 carries, demoralizing and tiring the Rockets defense as the game continued. The Orange got back to an offensive game plan that stressed ground-and-pound, handing the ball to Bailey and Gulley 38 times combined while throwing just 25 passes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd it was just what SU needed following back-to-back games in which Syracuse couldn’t rush for 100 yards as a team.‘All week, the emphasis was we’re going to the run the ball on this team,’ Bailey said. ‘No matter what look they give us, no matter how many is in the box, we’re going to run it.’Bailey had yet to show he was acclimated to his starting running back role before Saturday. Taking out a 53-yard touchdown run in SU’s season opener against Wake Forest, the senior had averaged 3.1 yards per carry on his other runs prior to Toledo.But against a Toledo defense that ran a similar 4-4 scheme to the Rhode Island defense that shut him down two weeks ago, he found holes. None bigger than the gap he used to break through the right side of the Rockets defense and into the end zone from 20 yards out in the third quarter to tie the game at 20-20.It was also the first time Bailey reached the end zone since the season opener.‘It’s just so great when as a coach you can get in front of the team, you can challenge them, you can get them fired up for it, and they come out and we run the ball,’ Hackett said. ‘There was nothing more that you could have asked of those guys.’Unlike the first three games, in which Bailey received 84 percent of the carries given to tailbacks, the Orange used a heavier dose of Gulley on Saturday.Bailey still reached a career-high with 28 carries as an execution of the game plan, but Gulley’s 10 carriers were more than his season total (eight) entering the game.Gulley’s second touch came on the drive after his first, and the results were prosperous for SU once again. He went up the middle this time, dodging a tackler and gaining 11 yards.He stampeded for 47 yards on five carries in the second quarter alone.‘I’m real hungry,’ Gulley said. ‘I want to play, so every chance I get I just got to make something happen, and that’s exactly what I was trying to do.’Hackett said there was screaming and yelling of ‘Let’s run the ball!’ in the halftime locker room as the entire offense absorbed Gulley’s ravenous approach in private.Bailey busted out after halftime, running for 83 yards in the second half and overtime. SU utilized Bailey’s quickness on a toss play on one third down, scooting for eight yards as the offensive line contained the Rockets’ interior.Though the Orange struggled on third down the past couple of weeks, Bailey and Gulley converted a combined four times on third downs on Saturday.For the first time all season, Syracuse had two running backs it could depend on. And for Bailey, that’s back to the SU way of life.‘We put a big emphasis this week on running the football,’ Bailey said. ‘Because at the end of the day, that’s who we are as a program. We’re a smashmouth team.’mcooperj@syr.edu Published on September 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lego Boost Is a More WalletFriendly Robotics Kit

first_imgStay on target Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever A few of the possibilities Lego pitches are a functional 3D printer, a brick-built homage to Johnny 5, a playable electronic guitar, a playful little kitty robot, and even a tiny factory that actually builds little Lego models.The Boost box, complete with choking warning… because science is always more fun when there’s danger involved!So what’s inside the box? The most important part is the Move Hub, which packs motors, sensors, a light, and Bluetooth LE connectivity to make your creations come alive. Lego also throws in a color and depth sensor, an encoded motor, and more than 800 other pieces so you can build to your heart’s content.You can’t build an amazing robot without amazing software. Lego’s not new to this sort of thing, so they’ve had the foresight to provide a slick, Scratch-like interface that lets you create complex code with drag-and-drop ease. Johnny 5 really is alive…thanks to the Move Hub and your coding skills!<><> You can build some pretty amazing things with Lego Mindstorms EV3… provided you’re comfortable shelling out more than $300. Lego’s new robotics kit lets you get building for a lot less money.Just a month late for your geeky Holiday gift-giving needs they’ve unveiled Lego Boost. It offers a good deal of the Mindstorms experience at a fraction of the cost. Lego Boost will hit store shelves with an MSRP of just $160.That’s a pretty sweet deal given what you (and your kids, provided you have any and you’re willing to let them play with your new high-tech bricks) can create with them. Pay no mind to the 7-12 age recommendation on the box… all good geeks know that’s just a guideline.last_img read more