Salazar, Brown Appeal 4-Year Bans

As expected, Alberto Salazar and Jeffrey Brown have appealed their four-year suspensions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

On Monday, CAS announced that Salazar, who headed up the Nike Oregon Project, and Brown, an endocrinologist who worked with the group, have filed appeals against the US Anti-Doping Agency’s decision. 

Hearings are not expected to take place before March of 2020. 

Both men were suspended in the midst of 2019 World Championships after a four-year investigation by USADA. 

The ruling found that both men were guilty of “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct while acting, respectively, as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) and as a paid consultant for the NOP on performance enhancement and as physician for numerous athletes in the NOP."

In October, Nike disbanded the Oregon Project

The five athletes who worked with Salazar (Galen Rupp, Jordan Hasay, Yomif Kejelcha, Sifan Hassan and Clayton Murphy) have not yet announced who will coach them in the future. Seven other athletes who were members of group, but were coached primarily by Pete Julian, have all stated they will remain with Julian. 

Salazar is also the subject of an internal investigation by Nike after former Oregon Project athlete Mary Cain detailed "emotional and physical abuse" during her time with the group.  

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