Nike's Oregon Project is shutting down

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  1. Nike's Oregon Project is shutting down
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    Nike is ending its Oregon Project supporting elite track athletes after a top coach was banned for violating anti-doping rules in a scandal that has engulfed the sport’s biggest corporate backer.

    A company spokesman confirmed the decision, which came less than two weeks after the project’s head and coach Alberto Salazar was barred from the sport for four years....

    Following a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency probe that spanned years, an independent arbitration panel found that Salazar helped traffic testosterone, a banned substance, and tampered with evidence, but found no evidence that he administered the drugs to runners. Salazar has denied wrongdoing and has said he will appeal....

    Working out of Nike’s Oregon headquarters, Salazar and his team found a lot of success, especially with British distance runner Mo Farah, who won a total of four Olympic gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 games. U.S. runner Galen Rupp, a two-time Olympian, was perhaps Salazar’s other most successful runner...."
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/nike-to-shut-down-oregon-project-after-top-coach-is-banned/ar-AAIASza

    Does anyone believe that UofO's track program wasn't somehow benefiting from this? THIS is where the ncaa should be digging.
     
       
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    Galen Rupp.....

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    I’ve always been curious at how Oregon could have so many good athletes. I know state schools can split scholarships, but they would be two or three deep in each event (or something close to that). How do they do that???
     

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