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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…

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Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman’s tribunal delayed

• Legal team immediately request adjournment on first morning• Freeman faces serious allegations over banned testosteroneDr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal has been adjourned until Friday morning after his legal team requested a delay. While no reas…

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Q&A: What is at stake at Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal?

The career of Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is on the line but what is he accused of and what could be the consequences for the sport?When Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, walks into th…

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Jess Varnish: I lost, but my stance has exposed a culture of fear

• Cyclist lost landmark case against British Cycling and UK Sport• ‘They’ve changed their structure, policies and personnel’Jess Varnish insists she has emerged as a winner despite losing her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Spor…

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

• Varnish had hoped to sue governing body• 28-year-old to consider her optionsFormer Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish has lost her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport which had threatened to overhaul the way Olympic at…

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Tribunal to hear claims former Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

• Richard Freeman faces medical tribunal next month• General Medical Council alleges Freeman ordered banned drugThe former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unname…

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Coaches ‘did not like Jess Varnish’s questioning of training’

Rider’s assertiveness met with disapproval at British Cycling, doctor tells tribunal British Cycling coaches had “absolute control” over cyclists and disapproved of them questioning their training regimes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employ…

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Coaches ‘did not like Jess Varnish’s questioning of training’

Rider’s assertiveness met with disapproval at British Cycling, doctor tells tribunal British Cycling coaches had “absolute control” over cyclists and disapproved of them questioning their training regimes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employ…

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Olympian Jess Varnish accuses British Cycling of ‘extreme control’

Employment tribunal hears athlete allege she was punished for minor transgressionsThe Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the orga…

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Olympian Jess Varnish accuses British Cycling of ‘extreme control’

Employment tribunal hears athlete allege she was punished for minor transgressionsThe Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the orga…