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The race is on at UK's Athletic Trials

Dwain Chambers running
Dwain Chambers Credit: Reuters

The action is about to get underway at the UK Athletics Trials - the moment when our London athletes compete for their place at the Olympic Games.

Dwain Chambers is taking part, he recently over turned an Olympic ban; 18 yr old Adam Gemili, who 3 weeks ago became Britain's fastest man.

Mo Farah will be competing in the 1500m - although at the games we will be expecting him to run in the 5000m and 10,000m.

Over the rest of the weekend we can also look out for 400m hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton - the Beast from the East; Olympic Gold medallist 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu; Triple jumper Phillips Idowu and many many more! It will be the weekend that makes and breaks dozens of Olympic dreams.

Dwain Chambers vs Usain Bolt

The sprinter Dwain Chambers will line up against the fastest man in the world on Thursday. He takes on Usain Bolt at the Golden Spike event in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

Dwain Chambers
Dwain Chambers served a two-year ban Credit: Reuters

Chambers, who grew up in Finsbury, was told earlier this month he will be eligible for selection for the Olympics despite once serving a ban for drug use.

Dwain Chambers wants forgiveness

Athlete Dwain Chambers
Dwain Chambers wants to correct his mistake Credit: ITN

British sprinter Dwain Chambers has pleaded for a chance to correct his "massive mistake" and compete for Great Britain at this summer's London Olympics.

Chambers, who was banned for two years in 2004 after testing positive for a banned steroid, was prevented from competing at the Beijing Games.

However, he is now eligible for selection for London after the British Olympic Association's lifetime ban for drugs cheats was ruled non-compliant by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

He accepts he has his work cut out to win over the doubters, but hopes to get them onside as he continues his quest for a place in Team GB.

Dwain said: "I have made a massive mistake, and all I want is another chance to correct it, a chance to do the best for my country.

Now the reality is if I qualify I will be there. That is something I will cherish. It would be an honour and I want to make sure I do it with pride and enjoy it."

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Radcliffe goes on the offensive against drugs cheats

Paula Radcliffe hits out against drugs cheats Credit: Reuters

Paula Radcliffe has vowed to lead a worldwide campaign to pressurise the World Anti-Doping Agency into applying tougher bans on drug cheats.

Radcliffe has hit out at WADA after the Court of Arbitration for Sport yesterday ruled that the British Olympic Association's lifetime ban for drugs cheats was unenforceable under their code.

That's paved the way for the likes of sprinter Dwain Chambers to compete at this summer's Olympics in London.

'Dwain Chambers to be cleared to compete in the Olympics'

Dwain Chambers
Dwain Chambers Credit: PA

ITV News has learnt that former drugs cheat Dwain Chambers will be allowed to compete in the Olympics this summer, after having his lifetime ban lifted. It's thought the decision was made after a British Olympic Association bylaw was overturned.

The judgement will published tomorrow afternoon. It will open the door to the sprinter Dwain Chambers and the cyclist David Millar to compete at the London Olympics later this summer.

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