UKAD statement regarding Richard Freeman following High Court appeal

UKAD statement dated 16/01/2023

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) notes the dismissal of Dr Richard Freeman’s appeal by the High Court, following an appeal hearing in December 2022. The former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor lodged an appeal at the High Court against a decision made by the independent Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) in March 2021.

UKAD’s case before the independent National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) was paused in June 2021 until the conclusion of the High Court appeal. Following confirmation of the outcome of the High Court appeal today, UKAD will be contacting the NADP and Dr Freeman’s representatives with a view to resuming its proceedings against him.

Dr Freeman is charged with two anti-doping rule violations, and remains provisionally suspended by UKAD.