Richard Budgett

Olympic athlete

1959 –


Who is Richard Budgett?

Dr Richard Gordon McBride Budgett OBE is a British Olympic rower and chief medical officer to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be held in London.

He read his MSc at Queen Mary College, University of London, and also attended the University of Cambridge rowing for Selwyn College where he was a member of the Hermes Club .

Budgett was part of the British coxed fours that won the gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, alongside Steven Redgrave, Martin Cross, Andy Holmes, and Adrian Ellison.

He next attended the Winter Olympics in 1992 and 1994 as the doctor for the British Bobsleigh 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 is Chairman of the British Olympic Association Medical Committee, and Director of Medical Services at the British Olympic Medical Institute.

He was appointed as CMO to the 2012 games in February 2007.

He was appointed Medical and Scientific Director of the International Olympic Committee in April 2012, to commence in the following October.

He is married to Sue Moore and has three children and a dog.

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Mar 20, 1959

on July 23, 2013


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