MO FARAH’s disgraced former coach Alberto Salazar has lodged an appeal against his four year ban.
Salazar was booted from athletics after a lengthy probe by the US anti-doping agency.
The decision has put pressure on UK Athletics chiefs despite the resignation of former performance director Neil Black.
And the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport has now confirmed it has received Salazar’s official appeal application alongside that of Nike Oregon project consultant Dr Jeffrey Brown.
Hearings are not expected before next March.
Farah justified his decision to remain with Salazar despite a doping probe, claiming he was lied to by the disgraced coach.
Allegations of his behaviour were first made in a BBC Panorama programme in June 2015, which sparked the USADA investigation.
Farah, who has not been accused of any wrongdoing, worked with Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project between 2011 and 2017.
The 36-year-old said he cancelled a track appearance in Birmingham four years ago to fly back to the US for showdown talks with the Cuban-born coach.
The four-time Olympic champion claimed he was reassured by Salazar there were no concerns – and that’s why he remained under his Stateside tutelage for another two years.
Speaking in October, Farah said: “At the time there was no allegation against me.
“There were allegations against Alberto Salazar.
“I want to be clear and I’ll be honest as I have since day one.
“I was out in Birmingham racing. I pulled out of the race in 2015.
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“I flew to Portland to get some answers from Alberto.
“I talked to him face to face and he assured me at the time that it was just an allegation, this is not true, there are no allegations against you, Mo.
“He promised me and that hasn’t been true.”