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• Paula Radcliffe's Take On Alberto Salazar's Ban Was Car Crash TV

At the conclusion of Gabby Logan and Paula Radcliffe's discussion about Alberto Salazar's four-year ban for doping violations, the producers of BBC's World Athletics Championships coverage must have thought the preceding eight minutes had not been the greatest idea.

The 61-year-old Salazar, head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, had been the subject of a four-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and was found guilty of "orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct". Specific violations include the trafficking of testosterone, administering a prohibited IV infusion and tampering with the doping control process.

Radcliffe's take on the situation was far from convincing. Really, it was weak. That she was chosen to talk about it in the first place was strange. There are conflicts of interest.

The marathon world record holder is an ambassador for Nike, the company which funds Salazar's training group. She is also the wife of Gary Lough, the current coach of Mo Farah.

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