Lamont Marcell Jacobs’ former sports nutritionist under investigation by Italian police – .

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Lamont Marcell Jacobs’ former sports nutritionist under investigation by Italian police – .


Lamont Marcell Jacobs, the shock winner of the 100m gold medal at the Olympics, has separated from his sports nutritionist, who is under investigation by the police for allegedly distributing anabolic steroids illegally.

Jacobs arguably won the most coveted award in Tokyo last weekend after coming home with a time of 9.80 seconds, a European record, and also added another gold to his collection in the 4 × 100 men’s relay team.

But it has now been revealed by The Times that Giacomo Spazzini, a professional bodybuilder who has sought credit for Jacobs’ success, is under investigation into allegations of fraud and other alleged infractions.

Spazzini, owner of a fitness and nutrition company, gave several interviews in Italy, claiming how he positively affected Jacobs career and helped him reach the pinnacle of athletics this summer.

Last year, he uploaded a video alongside Jacobs to reveal how the duo appeared to break the 10-second mark.

Former Lamont sports nutritionist Marcell Jacobs under investigation by police in Italy

However, the Times saw documents from Italian police, which show Spazzini is linked to an investigation by authorities in Milan. They also examine the alleged use or supply of drugs to impair athletic performance.

Dubbed ‘Operation Muscle Bound’, which began in June 2019, the investigation is closely examining the possibility of handling stolen goods.

The same police documents are also said to contain allegations that a pharmacist reported to a doctor at San Raffaele Hospital about the sale of prescription anabolic steroids at Milan-based Sempio pharmacy.

Anabolic steroids can be used as performance enhancing drugs that increase muscle mass and reduce fat. Athletes, weightlifters, and bodybuilders have been known to use them regularly to improve their physique.

Giacomo Spazzini is being investigated for allegations of fraud and other alleged offenses

The investigation is investigating allegations that the leader of a group may have obtained a prescription pad and stamp from the hospital doctor, which were then used to obtain doping products for himself and his clients.

Police are investigating allegations that Spazzini was linked to this, and it is also alleged that he committed fraud under Article 640 of the Criminal Code in Italy because he did not have the necessary qualifications to identify yourself as a nutritionist.

This week, Jacobs’ agent Marcello Magnani revealed that the sprinter split from Spazzini earlier this year after being made aware of the investigation.

“Regarding the professional relationship with Giacomo Spazzini, it was cut off in March 2021, as soon as Marcell became aware of the investigation,” Magnani said.

Jacobs won gold in the 100m last weekend after finishing with a time of 9.80 seconds

Jacobs won gold in the 100m last weekend after finishing with a time of 9.80 seconds

“The investigation never touched Marcell and therefore we have no information about it. “

He went on to add that any suspicion about Jacobs using performance enhancing drugs was “foolish” and said: “Obviously and categorically the answer is no. [he has never used any banned drugs].’

Jacobs, not having passed the ten-second mark for the 100m until May, was not included in the Athletic Integrity Unit’s doping test group, which focuses primarily on the world’s best athletes.

He was the only 100m sprinter not on the list, in fact.

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