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Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse

Nov. 8, 2019 6:47 PM EST

Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse while she was part of Alberto Salazar's training group. The runner says it reached the point where she started having suicidal thoughts and cutting herself. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after competing in the...

Nike CEO Mark Parker to step down in January

Oct. 22, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike said Tuesday that its longtime CEO Mark Parker is stepping down early next year. He will be replaced by board member John Donahoe, who formerly ran e-commerce company eBay. Parker will become executive chairman of the board. Nike's sales have been on the rise as the company focuses on...

Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn the...

Nike CEO’s involvement in doping scandal raises concern

Oct. 4, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any repercussions. Salazar and a doctor received a four-year ban from the sport from the U.S. Anti-Doping...

Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Salazar's downfall

Oct. 2, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong. "Lance, call me asap!" Salazar wrote to the world's most famous cyclist, who himself was only months away from being banned for...