Flash News

• UKAD criticised by Russia after refusing to give over Farah samples for Salazar investigation

Russia have accused UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) of creating "a wall of mistrust" after they revealed they would block any attempts by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to seize samples given by Sir Mo Farah during an investigation into athletes trained by the Briton's disgraced former coach Alberto Salazar.

Nicole Sapstead, the chief executive of UKAD, warned last week she would not sanction the release of blood and urine samples from Britain's four-time Olympic gold medallist, unless there was "credible evidence" to suggest they contained banned substances.

UKAD refused a request to hand over those it held for Sir Mo during the United States Anti-Doping Agency's investigation into Salazar, banned in October for four years for doping offences.

They claimed at the time that retesting risked degrading samples which are stored for up to 10 years for testing using new detection methods.

Read More on: insidethegames.biz
Top Videos
Flash News
Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2020 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.