10th January 2020
USADA announced today that Scott Glasgow, 55, of Provo, Utah, a coach in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a four-year ban for assisting and encouraging prohibited doping conduct.
In addition to education and testing, robust anti-doping programs enable investigations stemming from tips (Play Clean Tip Line <https://www.usada.org/athletes/playclean/
>) and whistleblowers. USADA investigations can uncover participation by coaches, athletes, and support personnel in instigating, facilitating, or encouraging doping. In this case, USADA obtained specific and credible evidence including interviews with numerous individuals and documents which revealed an anti-doping rule violation by Glasgow in 2017. In particular, Glasgow encouraged multiple athletes that he coached to use prohibited substances, including oxandrolone.
“Like all coaches, Glasgow was entrusted to assist and guide athletes, but instead of using his position of influence to protect the wellbeing
of athletes, his actions endangered their health and safety and the integrity of sport” said USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart.
Oxandrolone is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and is prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic
and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Weightlifting Federation Anti-Doping Policy, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. And assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting, conspiring, or covering up prohibited conduct is a violation of Article 2.9 of the Code, which prohibits complicity in anti-doping rule violations.
Glasgow’s four-year period of ineligibility began on August 10, 2019, the date he accepted a provisional suspension. There are currently 14 athlete support personnel serving a period of ineligibility from USADA, including eight serving lifetime bans.
After further investigation in the circumstances of Glasgow’s complicity, one athlete also received an anti-doping rule violation and two other athletes were determined not to have committed anti-doping rule violations.