UKAD under pressure to investigate former Team Sky doctor before 2021 statute of limitations date

Richard Freeman, former Team Sky doctor
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With repeated delays in the tribunal hearings to decide whether former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman is fit to practice medicine, the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) is apparently under pressure to consider lodging anti-doping rule violations against the doctor before the ten-year statute of limitations runs out on May, 2021, according to The Times.

Freeman has admitted to 18 of 22 charges brought by the General Medical Council (GMC), including the ordering of Testogel in 2011, a substance that is banned both in and out of competition. That admission alone could result in a violation of UCI rules that apply to both athletes and support personnel and prohibit possession of banned substances.

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