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by Mark Zalewski
November 10, 2016
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The British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport select committee is calling Dave Brailsford, as well as other officials of British Cycling, to appear at a hearing investigating anti-doping in cycling, and in particular the use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions.
Team Sky and British Cycling are embroiled in controversy over criticisms of abusing the Therapeutic Use Exemption system. As well, the inquiry is likely to cover the mystery medical package delivered by British Cycling to Team Sky in France in June 2011.
“Dave Brailsford has been one of the most senior figures in British cycling over the last 10 years and we thought it important to speak to him as part of our inquiry into how the sport has handled anti-doping issues and the ethics around TUEs,” said committee chairman, Damian Collins. “We are now talking to Team Sky about a date when he can come and speak to us.”
Along with Brailsford, the committee will question British Cycling’s chairman, Bob Howden, as well as the head of the governing body’s ethics commission, George Gilbert. The World Anti-Doping Agency president, Sir Craig Reedie, will also testify at the same hearing on 19 December.
“We have fixed December 19 for a session where we will hear from Craig Reedie and representatives of the British Cycling governing body,” Collins said.
Click through to read more at The Guardian.