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

Syracuse earns No. 2 spot in ACC preseason media poll

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 2:21 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The days of grind-it-out, ultra-physical games with scoring in the 40s and 50s are over. The Big East and Atlantic Coast Conferences are two different worlds on the hardwood.The former is first to 60. Ferocious defense and a slow tempo were hallmarks of the old Big East and made it, at times, the best conference in America. The latter is home to track meets. Up and down the floor players run, trying to outscore their opponent with defense falling by the wayside. That made the ACC the best conference in America, too.As Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame move from the Big East to the ACC, things will change for those programs.“The ACC is run-and-gun,” SU center Baye Moussa Keita said. “The Big East is like street play, street games.”The Orange took its first real step into the ACC on Wednesday at the conference’s basketball media day at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. A move to the ACC — which now doubles as the best collection of basketball teams in the country, most players say — means new opponents and new venues, but most of all a new style of play for the Orange, which was ranked No. 2 in the ACC coaches’ preseason poll behind only Duke.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe physicality of the old Big East went hand in hand with its defensive reputation — a status that Syracuse and its vaunted 2-3 zone helped contribute to.“The difference is, I think, the refs,” Pitt forward Talib Zanna said. “Our refs don’t call fouls, but the ACC — I watch a lot of ACC games — they call a lot of fouls.”During the NCAA Tournament, an Orange team that underachieved throughout the regular season rallied with the help of its stalwart defense to make a run to the Final Four. It won ugly, but so did everyone else in its old conference.The ACC, on the other hand, did it pretty. In highlight-reel fashion, with a barrage of fast breaks and 3-point shooting.When SU’s slug-it-out zone makes its ACC debut in January, the contrast will never be greater and Miami (Fla.) — Syracuse’s first conference opponent — will be in for a brand-new test.“That zone—” Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant said before shaking his head to gather himself. “I feel like it’s really going to run through the ACC a little bit. If you’re not used to that, it’s really tough.”But two years ago, the zone was more of an afterthought. It’s always the staple of the Orange’s typically elite defense, but in 2011-12 SU boasted a high-flying offense. Defense — specifically Fab Melo shot blocks — kick-started transition and a potent offense.So the ACC will be a test for SU, too, and a melding of the styles it has found itself able to play.“It’s definitely going to be different a little bit,” Keita said, “so we’ll have to get used to it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rob Lowe wore a bland NFL hat to a bland 49ers vs. Packers game, and fans made plenty of jokes

first_imgShortly after his appearance on TV, Lowe was ridiculed on Twitter. He eventually saw some of the discussion and chimed in with a response.I didn’t expect my hat to be the most interesting part of this game! https://t.co/F54cTppe7C— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 20, 2020Unfortunately this does not answer the question as to why Lowe owns this.Nevertheless, Twitter had its fun mocking the actor.Rob Lowe just rooting for a good game and success of the league pic.twitter.com/bPERC9oCGa— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 20, 2020hey Rob Lowe which team are you rooting for“uhhh… the NFL” pic.twitter.com/BAdlRyk6gD— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) January 20, 2020hi I’m Rob Lowe and when I watch football I root for the [checks hat] NFL pic.twitter.com/YuOQNYzk5u— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 20, 2020Rob Lowe’s favorite player is Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/WiYWNUqYPW— PFF (@PFF) January 20, 2020“Glad Rob Lowe got my hat in the mail” pic.twitter.com/2I80523Swa— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 20, 2020Rob Lowe’s favorite NFL star is the guy who does video replay. pic.twitter.com/avmuZihTLx— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) January 20, 2020Rob Lowe loves all 32 teams equally pic.twitter.com/RF9asBb2tA— Curtis Rogers (@AKidFromKent) January 20, 2020Rob Lowe is literally the only person who owns an NFL hat pic.twitter.com/NkZ0NtfAE9— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) January 20, 2020When Rob Lowe goes to a concert instead of getting a souvenir band t-shirt he just gets a shirt that says “music” pic.twitter.com/PeEINJRiHs— Scott Williams (@jswilliams1962) January 20, 2020 Typically you’d only see such hats worn by officials during a game. But for some reason, Lowe owns this piece of merchandise (or it was given to him by the NFL for all his camera time on Fox’s broadcast) and thought it was the perfect accessory to add while attending today’s game. Lowe is a Colts fan, so it makes a little sense why he’s not wearing a 49ers hat or a cheesehead to support the Packers.MORE: Highlights and more from 49ers vs PackersAlso, he’s likely only in attendance as part of a branding deal with Fox as the network promoted its television show “9-1-1: Lone Star,” which stars Lowe, throughout the broadcast. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sporting News (@sportingnews) on Jan 19, 2020 at 5:28pm PSTYes, that is a plain NFL logo hat. Actor Rob Lowe was in attendance for the NFC championship game between the 49ers and Packers, and he was sporting some interesting attire.last_img read more