Most british athletes, including European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey, are putting the pressure on authorities to investigate UK Athletics’ decision to use Alberto Salazar (now banned from the sport) as a consultant from 2013 to 2017 as part of their review of the governing body.
UKA Athletes’ Commission is understood to have met UK Sport to discuss the issue, with a groundswell of athletes now keen to speak to an inquiry. Pavey has added her voice, saying she would like to speak to any review.
In another twist to the saga, Emma Jackson the 800m GB runner has blamed the UKA doctor for ruining her career after prescribing high levels of thyroxine for her, she disclosed last week. She’s now ready to talk about her experiences.
UK Sport, the government body overseeing lottery funding, appointed Dame Sue Street to review UKA last month, examining wider issues of governance. Once this initial review reports, there will be a decision on whether to investigate further issues, such as Salazar’s