MPs to probe Mo Farah U-turn over L-carnitine injections

MPs to probe Mo Farah U-turn after star backtracked over taking controversial L-carnitine injections before 2014 London Marathon

Mo Farah is in the spotlight again following a detailed expose by BBC PanoramaMPs will ask questions about his U-turn over taking L-carnitine in 2014They want to reopen the select committee inquiry into doping in sportFarah could also be questioned by the UKADA if new evidence emerges

MPs will ask questions about Sir Mo Farah’s astonishing U-turn over whether he took L-carnitine before the 2014 London Marathon when the new Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee meets next week.

Farah is in the spotlight again following BBC Panorama’s detailed expose of how he changed his story when talking to American investigators about the controversial injections.

As a result of the revelations about Farah changing his story, a number of MPs want to reopen the select committee inquiry, convened three years ago, into doping in sport.  

MPs will ask questions about Mo Farah’s astonishing U-turn over whether he took L-carnitine

The injections were allegedly arranged by Farah's then coach, Alberto Salazar (centre)

The injections were allegedly arranged by Farah’s then coach, Alberto Salazar (centre) 

But the select committee’s new chairman, Julian Knight, may resist the clamour for an immediate recall.

Farah, the four-time Olympic champion, could also be questioned by the UK Anti-Doping Agency if new evidence emerges, but UK Athletics have indicated they will not open an investigation despite the furore.

The injections were arranged for Farah by his then coach, Alberto Salazar. Last year, Salazar was banned by US Anti-Doping for several offences.

Salazar had been working for UKA as a consultant between 2013 and 2017 and now Jo Pavey, the former European 10,000 metres champion, wants the independent review into UKA’s handling of the Salazar affair to include his input into the organisation during his time as a consultant.



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