The 4 times Olympics Champion, Mo Farah has admitted lying when he denied knowing a controversial coach Jama Aden who was arrested for doping offence.
Coach Jama Aden has been photographed with Farah on several occasions, was led away in handcuffs in June 2016 when Spanish anti-doping officials allegedly found 3 different types of the banned drug EPO and 19 pre-loaded syringes at his training ground’s hotel. At that time, Farah’s spokesperson insisted “Jama has nothing to do with Mo as an athlete or his training”, and when asked about Aden at the Rio Olympics; Farah claimed he was simply a fan who had asked for a “selfie”. While the UK Athletics had already confirmed earlier that Aden had previously worked as an “unofficial facilitator” when Farah trained in Ethiopia.
Farah has now admitted not telling the truth according to daily telegraph. But he said he has no regrets about not leaving Nike Oregon Project sooner despite he was advised by former UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner in 2015.