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Doping: CAS to hear Salazar appeal in November

REUTERS: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has said it will hear banned track coach Alberto Salazar's appeal to overturn his four-year doping suspension in November.

American Salazar, who coached some of the world's top distance runners including British Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, was banned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in October for "orchestrating and facilitating" doping as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP).

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Swiss-based CAS, the world's highest sports court, said on Tuesday it would hear appeals from Salazar and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown between Nov. 8-16.

Brown, who worked for NOP on performance enhancement and served as a physician for numerous athletes in the training program, was also banned by USADA for four years.

Nike Inc, which funds NOP – an elite long-distance running training centre in Portland under a long-term sponsorship deal with U.S. Track and Field – has previously said it would support Salazar's bid to clear his name.

No NOP runner was directly implicated in doping by USADA.

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