The sixty-three-year-old specialist was disqualified in early 2020. The reason for this decision was excessive emotionality and sexual harassment. The appeal against the second of the verdicts was unsuccessful, according to the US Security Center database. There were no official comments from the governing body or the trainer’s representatives.
Behind Salazar stood Nike with an almost inexhaustible financial resource, Salazar was the favorite and longtime friend of Phil Knight, the owner of the richest sports company in the world. And Nike was unable to defend / cover Salazar either in the US or in the international court.
After a huge scandal in American gymnastics, the US began to monitor the behavior of coaches very seriously. So it would be everywhere, sexual harassment, abuse, harassment and even rape are still widespread in sports, unfortunately. This must be fought hard.
For four decades, Salazar was one of the leading figures in American athletics. He won marathons in New York and Boston, and also competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. After completing his career, Alberto became one of the founders of the center for training American athletes in long-distance running. The coach has raised long-running stars for many years, including four-time Olympic champion Briton Mo Fahr, and has led the influential Oregon Project. The last of his star students is the Dutch runner Sifan Hassan, who made a unique double at the Tokyo Games, taking gold at distances of 5,000 and 10,000 meters.