WD: This is a specialized area in medicine.
Oldwage: as for the contents in paragraph 7, you also made reference to the challenges to travelling.
WD: My lady, international travel is a very difficult. Can you imagine now if we have athletes that are impaired in any ways. It adds a challenge to travelling for long periods at any time.
Oldwage: Paragraph 8 of your report, the nature and the ability of the Para-Olympic team.
WD: There are numerous different aspects of disabilities.
Oldwage: Paragraph 8, the concept or the description of less or others. What does that mean?
WD: This would be dwarfism.
Oldwage: Please explain the concept of this illness.
WD: We do not know what happens to athletes over the course of their career. Things change, especially for a disable athlete.
WD: We find in our studies. that there is extra injuries in their upper bodies. It has never been determined over a long period what damage is caused.
WD: These studies that I am advising the Para-Olympic management.
WD: Paragraph 10, with reference to my research on nervous systems with beta blockers. My work has been published in 4 publications respectively.
Oldwage: Having mentioned that your PHD was read with reference to the topic of sympathetic nervous system.
WD: Yes, right now my heart rate is elevated, my hands are sweating. That is the nervous system that is regulating my heart rate and blood pressure.
WD: So my PHD was on that part of the nervous system.
Oldwage: You also made reference to beta blockers.
Oldwage: Do you also have a private practice?
WD: I also practice privately, in excess of 20 years. Provides national and international athletes, as well as the general public.
WD: Paragraph 12, I have under gone the required training to be a team physician.
Oldwage: From your report it would appear that you explain the role of the team physician.
WD: My lady, the team physician accompanies the team on any travel. Looks after the team. The job is to gain the athletes trust, the wellbeing of the athlete. Mental and physical aspects.
WD: Paragraph 13 - I have been the team physician to the national Soccer team. 2000 I was appointed as the chief medical officer.
WD: 2012 Chief Medical Officer for the South African team for the Para-Olympic games in London.
Oldwage: Have you received an awards?
WD: I have been very fortunate in my career. These amongst others, 2004 award for Health care from the Minister of Health for South Africa.
WD: I have an intimate knowledge of my patient, OP.
Oldwage: What follows is "History of my involvement with OP"
Oldwage: I understand you have summarized what is contained in your report.
Oldwage: 16 up to including 23.
WD: Knowledge gained over the 6 years of knowing the accused, As well as my observation of residing near him in our international travels.
WD: I accompanied op and various other athletes over a period of time.
WD: I have also observed him in extremely stressful situations on competing on a high level.
WD: I have dealt very closely with Op on the anti-doping situations. Due to athletes performing extremely well are sent for these.
WD: I have maintained contact with him even after the events of the 14 February 2013.
WD: With reference to paragraph 18, OP was very cautious on consuming any medications. With reference to items that may appear on the Anti-Doping list.
WD: To my knowledge he has never tested positive.
WD: He is sensitive to pollutants. His stumps have on numerous occasions lead to problems.