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Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach blasts Mo Farah for missing drug tests

Mo Farah

London, June 19 - Jessica Ennis-Hill's top Olympic coach Toni Minichiello has blasted Mo Farah for missing drugs tests prior to the 2012 London Olympics.

According to a newspaper report, Farah missed the first doping test in early 2010, months before he joined Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project and the second one came at his home in February 2011, when he claimed not to have heard the doorbell.

Toni Minichiello, who trained heptathlon champion Ennis-Hill, said that it was part of the job as a professional athlete.

Mo Farah missed doping test before London Olympics, claims report

Mo Farah

London, June 18 - British Olympic winner Mo Farah is reportedly supposed to have missed two drug tests before he went on to become a double gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics.

According to a newspaper report, Farah missed the first doping test in early 2010, months before he joined Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project and the second one came at his home in February 2011, when he claimed not to have heard the doorbell, the BBC reported.

Farah's gold medals in the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre at London 2012 were among the top moments of the Games.

Ex-US athlete Rohatinsky backs doping claims against Salazar

Josh Rohatinsky

London, June 15 - Josh Rohatinsky, a former runner, who trained under Alberto Salazar, has backed the "full extent" of doping allegations made by the BBC against his ex-coach.

A BBC investigation alleged that Salazar, who was hired as Mo Farah's coach in 2011, doped United States 10,000 metre record holder Galen Rupp in 2002, when the athlete was 16-years-old, after which Farah had decided to pull out of the Diamond League race in Birmingham.

Bolt labours to win at New York Diamond League

Usain Bolt

London, June 14 - Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt laboured to victory in the 200 metres event at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The world record holder took 20.29 seconds to complete the race, edging out Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla.

Bolt exclaimed that he was not too happy with the time, adding that training was going well and he was looking forward to the rest of the season, the BBC reported.

Mo Farah `upbeat` post Salazar doping scandal probe

Mo Farah

London, June 12 - British Olympic winner Mo Farah has said he was feeling more ' upbeat' now following the launching of a dope-related probe against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Farah said in a Facebook post that the past week had been tough, but that he had used this time to reflect.

He said he did realise that he had disappointed many people by pulling out of the race and wanted to apologise again, and extend a massive thanks to all of his supporters.

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