The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched an investigation into the British Anti-Doping Agency (UKAT). It is suspected that the British Cycling Federation allowed British cycling in 2011 to conduct doping tests in unlicensed private laboratories.
The UKAD confirmed the Wada investigation on Sunday and indicated it was fully cooperating. British cyclists are said to have chosen to test urine samples in private laboratories, which contained low levels of nandrolone, which may be due to a medical problem or a contaminated sample. It will not be allowed under the terms of the wada.
Dave Brailleford, the current general manager of the Enios Grenadiers and former team skier, was the performance manager at British Cycling at the time. The medical staff will also include Richard Freeman, who was previously rated as a ski doctor in a doping scandal. Freeman worked in both British cycling and skiing at the time. Two weeks ago he was accused of ordering testosterone from Sky in 2011 for doping purposes. He was removed from the ranks of doctors in the United Kingdom, and he is no longer allowed to train.
A few months after the facts Wada investigated, the British cycling team won 12 medals at the Olympics in their home country of London, 8 of which were gold.