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Chambers pulls out of British Indoor Championships

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Dwain Chambers has been forced to pull out of the British Indoor Championships and trials in Sheffield this weekend through injury.

Dwain Chambers pictured during the 2012 Olympics
Dwain Chambers pictured during the 2012 Olympics Credit: Press Association

It means he won't be able defend his national 60m title. It is also a set back in his efforts to guarantee selection in the British Team for the European Chamionsips in Gothenburg next month. The British team will be announced on the 18th February.

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Usain Bolt's 100m competition hots up after heats

Usain Bolt easily booked his place in tomorrow's men's 100m semi-finals as he bids to defend his Olympic gold, but was reminded that he faces a tough challenge from his main rivals.

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Usain Bolt seemed content after victory in his men's 100m heat. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Jamaican sprint superstar clocked 10.09 seconds to win his heat after a slow start.

But his time was topped in the other heats by eight runners, including teammates Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell, while Team GB's Dwain Chambers ran home in 10.02.

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt (left) holds the world record 100m time of 9.58 seconds. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Ryan Bailey ran the day's fastest time in 9.88 secs, while his fellow American Justin Gatlin came home in 9.97 - the first men to clock times under 10 seconds in the history of the Olympic 100m heats.

Yohan Blake
World champion Yohan Blake (centre) is considered the main rival to Usain Bolt's Olympic crown. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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Dwain Chambers: Athlete or tube station?

Dwain Chambers Credit: PA

The American news website Slate has quizzed readers on whether the following names are members of Britain's Olympic squad or London tube stations (Hint: There are ten of each and the picture above contains a clue):

1 - Brent Cross

2 - Hatton Cross

3 - Liam Heath

4 - Bethnal Green

5 - Jack Green

6 - Kensal Green

7 - Lucy Hall

8 - Russell Square

9 - Dwain Chambers

10 - Phelan Hill

11 - Dollis Hill

12 - Theydon Bois

13 - Georgie Twigg

14 - Lyn Byl

15 - Maida Vale

16 - Goldie Sayers

17 - Tooting Bec

18 - Victoria Thornley

19 - Dagenham Heathway

20 - Alexander Parsonage

The answers can be found on the Slate website.

Dwain Chambers 'welcome' at Team GB

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Dwain Chambers will compete for Great Britain at the Olympic Games Credit: Press Association

Team GB chef de mission Andy Hunt said Chambers will be treated no differently to anyone else.

"We always said that once the bylaw fell away, any athlete who is eligible to compete for Team GB would be welcomed into the team.

"There is no two-tier team, we will absolutely treat every athlete in the same way.

We'll give every athlete the same support and I expect every athlete in a similar way to commit to being part of Team GB and everything that stands up for."

Dwain Chambers selected for Team GB at London 2012

Dwain Chambers has been selected to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 34-year-old is able to compete after the British Olympic Association's policy of lifetime bans for drug cheats was overturned.

Dwain Chambers will compete for Great Britain at the Olympic Games later this month.
Dwain Chambers will compete for Great Britain at the Olympic Games later this month. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

In 2003, he was given a two-year ban from the sport after testing positive for the drug THG.

The selectors took into account the 'A' times he ran last summer, which put him in contention for a spot on the team.

"It is a real honour to be selected as part of Team GB today. For me representing my country in an Olympics is a privilege that should never be taken for granted," said Chambers, who is set to compete in the 100m and 4 x 100m events in London.

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