Salazar used athletes as 'laboratory animals': USADA chief

In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, Alberto Salazar watches a training session for the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. (AP)
Updated 03 October 2019

Salazar used athletes as 'laboratory animals': USADA chief

  • Athletes working with Salazar were kept completely in the dark about substances administered by the coach

BERLIN: Top coach Alberto Salazar, banned for four years following a doping probe, used athletes as "laboratory animals", the US Anti-Doping Agency's chief Travis Tygart said Wednesday.
Athletes working with Salazar in his Nike-backed Oregon Project training group were kept completely in the dark about substances administered by the coach, including whether they were illegal or not, Tygart said in a interview with Germany's ZDF TV.


Formula E teams full speed on pre-season testing ahead of Diriyah E Prix

Updated 20 October 2019

Formula E teams full speed on pre-season testing ahead of Diriyah E Prix

DUBAI: Formula E racing fans were treated to a preview of next month’s Diriyah E Prix when all 12 teams lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session.

The teams, with newcomers Porsche and Mercedes-Benz EQ joining the roster, have been busy preparing for the new season – including the Valencia pre-season test on October 15 to 18 – that will feature the same Gen2 cars as the previous year with both attack mode and fan boost features being used for the second year in a row.

This year’s Diriyah E-Prix promises to eclipse the inaugural 2018 edition, with two races instead of one, being staged at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

DS Techeetah team’s Jean-Eric Vergne won the 2018/2019 season championship, making him the first Formula E driver in history to win multiple driver championships.