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NYT reports Alberto Salazar’s lifetime Safe Sport ban is for sexual assault

February 1, 2022

In July 2021, former Nike Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar, who had been banned from coaching in 2019 for doping violations, received a permanent, lifetime coaching ban from the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct, and his attempt to appeal the decision was denied. It was previously understood that the sexual misconduct included sexually inappropriate comments. On Monday, TheNew York Times reported that the reasons for that lifetime ban also included two previously unreported allegations of sexual assault. Canadian Running