WADC:The comment explaining that:So, yes, the doc can carry banned substances, but it's up to him to offer acceptable justification if challenged, it's not down to the ADO linking the product to an athlete.
A support person can have possession. The code clearly uses the condition 'in connection with an athlete' so it's not a violation of 2.6.2 if the possession is in connection to a non-athlete (Sutton)! Why do you think Freeman is challenging it at MPTS so avidly, but not the charge of tampering he's already admitted to at MPTS. No WADA code applies to a GP carrying prohibited substances when the connection is for a non-athlete, that's a GMC issue, and which has now been through MPTS tribunal without a connection found to an athlete it seems. GMC's QC even said there are no athletes and they didn't intend to find an athlete as part of the MPTS tribunal at the very beginning and during submission. He did however say the athlete being discussed can't be named for reasons too deeply buried (whatever that means).A support person can't have possession of a banned substance at their sporting workplace under the WADA Code, while of course, doctor's have a range of substances at their general medical practice - Anyway, I think the first charge will stick because you have documentary evidence, unless Dr Freeman can pull 'a rabbit from the hat' and come up with a number of TUES . The second charge will be harder to prove.
UKAD are now back to where they were after their jiffybag investigation concluding with the TGel order found on BCs accounts was passed to GMC, but as was their intention, GMC have now waded through medical records for them, because they have carte blanche ability to under the medical act beyond simply the jiffybag allegation and only able to investigate Wiggins medical records. UKAD didn't, but now have what they don't ordinarily have the power to look at.
GMC seem to have concluded they believe the order was intended for John-Lee Augustyn because his blood valued dropped and increased around the time of the order. Is it related to him suffering avascular necrosis perhaps? We don't know, but a lot was discussed in private session on a riders blood values and he's the only rider with the 5 DNF in a row O'Rourke discussed in her closing submission, then let go by Team Sky.
2.6.2 Possession by an Athlete Support Personnel In-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance, or Possession by an Athlete Support Personnel Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance which is prohibited Out-of Competition in connection with an Athlete, Competition or training, unless the Athlete Support Personnel establishes that the Possession is pursuant to a therapeutic use exemption granted to an Athlete in accordance with Article 4.4 (Therapeutic Use) or other acceptable justification.