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  1. Chris Jarvis
  1. Governing Body Medical Officer, British Cycling Federation

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    I have to declare an interest when refereeing this paper. The circumstances and the athlete involved are well known to me as I was the medical officer to the GB cycling team at these Olympic Games.

    The severity of symptoms and their close proximity to the Games were such that, had the cyclist taken part without treatment, it would have amounted to participation rather than to competition. Some clinicians may object to this operative intervention on a short …

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