Richard Budgett

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Coxed fours

Dr Richard Gordon McBride Budgett OBE (born 20 March 1959) is a British Medical and Scientific Director of the International Olympic Committee. He won an Olympic rowing gold medal in coxed four at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He was chief medical officer to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games held in London.

Budgett was born in 1959 in Glasgow.[1] He studied medicine at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, where he was a member of the Hermes Club, and the Middlesex Hospital University of London and read his MSc in Sports Medicine at Queen Mary College, University of London.[2]

Budgett was part of the British coxed four that won the gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, alongside Steve Redgrave, Martin Cross, Andy Holmes, and Adrian Ellison (cox).[3] He next attended the Winter Olympics in 1992 and 1994 as the doctor for the British bob-sleigh team. He was Chief Medical Officer to the British team for the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter games, and led the Team GB HQ medical team at the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He was Chairman of the British Olympic Association Medical Committee, and Director of Medical Services at the British Olympic Medical Institute.[4][5] He was appointed as CMO to the 2012 Games in February 2007.[citation needed]

He was appointed Medical and Scientific Director of the International Olympic Committee in April 2012, to commence in the following October.[5][6] He is currently part of The Prohibited List Expert Group of WADA (World Anti-doping Agency).[citation needed]

He is married and has three children.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Richard Budgett". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Olympic Association - Director of Medical Services
  5. ^ a b News Item, ITV, 13 Apr 2012, accessed 31 Mar 2013.
  6. ^ News Item, British Rowing, 13 April 2012, accessed 31 March 2013.

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