MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British medical authorities on Friday banned the former doctor of the British Olympic program and the Tour de France-winning Team Sky after he was found to have covered up the order of a drug intended to boost a rider’s performance.
Dr. Richard Freeman was struck off the medical register by Britain’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after being found unfit to practice over his order in 2011 of 30 sachets of testosterone gel to the Manchester Velodrome.
“In all the circumstances, the tribunal determined that Dr Freeman’s actions would be considered as deplorable by members of the public and fellow practitioners,” the tribunal said. “The tribunal considered that Dr Freeman’s conduct surrounding the order of the Testogel amounted to a long and considered pattern of very serious dishonesty.”
Freeman has been suspended from working in sports after being charged by the UK Anti-Doping Agency with “possession of prohibited substances and/or prohibited methods and tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control.”