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‘An ugly truth’: British sports bodies admit failure to confront racism

80 governing bodies publish unprecedented statement‘Sport and recreation has role to bring about meaningful change’The governing bodies of 80 of the nation’s leading sports – including British Athletics, British Cycling and England Netball – have publi…

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British Cycling and UK Athletics turn to furlough as Covid-19 hits income

Ninety British Cycling staff will be furloughed in April and MayUKA to streamline head office with events under threatTwo of Britain’s biggest Olympic sports have become the latest to announce plans to furlough staff because of the coronavirus crisis. …

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HSBC brings early close to partnership with British Cycling

Bank cites shift in in ‘UK marketing and sponsorship priorities’Partnership to end four years into an eight-year arrangementBritish Cycling has announced that HSBC is to end its partnership with the sport, four years into an eight-year arrangement.The …

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HSBC brings early close to partnership with British Cycling

Bank cites shift in in ‘UK marketing and sponsorship priorities’Partnership to end four years into an eight-year arrangementBritish Cycling has announced that HSBC is to end its partnership with the sport, four years into an eight-year arrangement.The …

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Freeman tribunal adjourned and may not finish until October 2020

• Case against former Team Sky doctor pushed back to next year• Dr Freeman’s health prevents testimony on MondayThe occasionally dramatic if sprawling medical tribunal of the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to …

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Freeman’s lawyer claims British Cycling coach covered up Sutton doping offence

• Freeman’s barrister makes explosive allegations at tribunal• Shane Sutton says he never tested positive in careerRichard Freeman’s barrister has claimed a current British Cycling coach used a Coke can containing urine to try to help Shane Sutton cove…

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Freeman’s lawyer claims British Cycling coach covered up Sutton doping offence

• Freeman’s barrister makes explosive allegations at tribunal• Shane Sutton says he never tested positive in careerRichard Freeman’s barrister has claimed a current British Cycling coach used a Coke can containing urine to try to help Shane Sutton cove…

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Freeman legal team claim Sutton’s walkout cost chance to verify Cooke’s evidence

• QC claims ex-BC coach’s partial evidence should be discarded• Sutton stormed out of cross-examination on 12 NovemberDr Richard Freeman’s legal team had evidence from the Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke that they wanted to put to Shane Sutton befo…

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Lawyer calls for GMC to push Daily Mail for Shane Sutton documents release

• Richard Freeman’s QC makes plea during medical tribunal• Freeman charged with ordering performance-enhancing drugThe lawyer representing the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman in his medical tribunal has called on the General …

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Freeman case is great theatre but is it a couple of bad apples – or a barrel? | Sean Ingle

Neither Shane Sutton nor Dr Richard Freeman comes out well from the GMC tribunal but it invites wider questions about the whole culture of British Cycling and UK SportEveryone who has met Shane Sutton has a story. Here’s one of mine. During a UK Sport …

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Richard Freeman subject to ‘constant attrition’ from Sutton, tribunal told

• Witness statement details ‘monumental fallout’ between pair• Sutton said: ‘Doc is losing weight – I’ve got him where I want him’Dr Richard Freeman was on the end of “constant attrition” from former British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton afte…

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British Cycling and Team Sky kept Viagra for riders’ ‘nerve issues’

• Dr Steve Peters gave evidence at Dr Richard Freeman’s tribunal• Claims both organisations put success over riders’ welfareBritish Cycling and Team Sky kept a stock of Viagra for riders in a cabinet because riding for so long gave them “nerve issues”,…

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British Cycling and Team Sky kept Viagra for riders’ ‘nerve issues’

• Dr Steve Peters gave evidence at Dr Richard Freeman’s tribunal• Claims both organisations put success over riders’ welfareBritish Cycling and Team Sky kept a stock of Viagra for riders in a cabinet because riding for so long gave them “nerve issues”,…

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Shane Sutton will not return to Richard Freeman tribunal after walkout

• GMC will call Dr Steve Peters to appear as second witness• Former British Cycling coach took exception to QC’s questioningShane Sutton, the former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky, has refused to return to Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribu…

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Shane Sutton will not return to Richard Freeman tribunal after walkout

• GMC will call Dr Steve Peters to appear as second witness• Former British Cycling coach took exception to QC’s questioningShane Sutton, the former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky, has refused to return to Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribu…

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Shane Sutton testimony at Freeman tribunal delayed by legal arguments

• Sutton expected to finally give evidence on Tuesday• Tribunal assessing Freeman’s suitability to practise medicineShane Sutton’s eagerly-awaited testimony at the Dr Richard Freeman medical tribunal was delayed by hours of legal argument behind closed…

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Dr Richard Freeman’s lawyer demands newspaper hands over Sutton affidavit

• British Cycling’s former head lodged file in Daily Mail safe• It contains a number of lies, alleges Mary Rourke QCDr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal took an extraordinary twist on Friday when his lawyer made a legal request to the Daily Mail to ha…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…