Richard Freeman: Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor permanently struck off medical register

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Former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman has been permanently struck off the medical register, a tribunal has ruled.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal found Dr Freeman’s fitness to practise impaired on Thursday, and imposed the strongest possible sanction on Friday.

Dr Freeman admitted or was found guilty of 21 of 22 charges relating to the ordering of testosterone to British Cycling headquarters in 2011, as well as poor record-keeping and inappropriate treatment of non-riders.

The central charge, which Dr Freeman denied, was he ordered the Testogel “knowing or believing” it was to be given to a rider for doping purposes.

The rider who was the intended recipient of the substance has not been named.

Source: Sky News