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Nike shuts down Oregon Project following Salazar ban

Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar watches the Men's 10,000 metre run during day one of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

US sportswear company Nike has moved to shut down its Oregon Project training programme after head coach Alberto Salazar was last week handed a four-year ban from athletics for doping violations committed while leading the initiative.

Salazar (pictured) was handed the ban last week by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada), which said the punishment was for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct”.

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