LONDON: Sir Mo Farah has been named in a huge cache of files leaked by the Fancy Bears hackers in Russia, with IAAF anti-doping chiefs appearing to place the quadruple Olympic gold medallist under suspicion, while another document said his sample was ‘normal’.
A spokesman for the governing body of world athletics said on Wednesday night they had not yet been able to establish if the documents were authentic.
One document, under the heading ‘Hematological Expert report opinion’, lists more than 40 athletes and among them are Farah and his Nike Oregon Project training partner, Galen Rupp.
It also lists when the athletes had their last Athlete Biological Passport test and against Farah’s name and a test date of November 23, 2015 — and highlighted in red — it says: ‘Likely doping; Passport suspicious: further data is required.’
Against Rupp’s name it simply says: ‘Likely doping.’ But another document, dated six months after the original one in 2016, appears to clear Farah of any suspicion, stating that he is ‘now flagged as ‘Normal’ with the last sample’. -DAILYMAIL