Chambers Olympic ban ruling

The British Olympic Association is appealing against a decision to let drugs cheat Dwain Chambers compete at Games this summer.

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Dwain Chambers shows off medal

Dwain Chambers displays his bronze medal. Credit: ITV News: Matt Williams

Dwain Chambers has arrived back with a bronze medal tonight but had no comment about his status as a future Olympic athlete.

Commenting on the British Olympic Association's legal bid, Nicola Sanders, one of the 4x400m medal winning quartet from yesterday said:

"We all like Dwain, he's a great guy but I think the BOA by-law should stand and the rest of the world should come up to our level."

Meanwhile Yamile Aldama, the world indoor triple jump champion at the age of 39 said she was delighted at her success but was fed up with the issue of 'Plastic Brits' that had dominated headlines over the weekend. She said:

'I'm not bothered, I feel British and if people do not like that there's nothing I can do, the British Gov't gave me citizenship.'



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BOA 'very confident' over lifetime doping ban case

Dwain Chambers finishes in third place behind winner Justin Gatlin in the Mens 60m Finals Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Lord Moynihan has just arrived at the court of arbitration for sport hearing in central London saying he was 'very confident' about the British Olympic Association's (BOA) case which will be heard by a panel of 3 sports lawyers.

The hearing will only last a few hours but the decision will not be due for another few weeks.

Dwain Chambers, one of those athletes affected by the current BOA by-law, is due to arrive back from Istanbul at 18.30 GMT later today with the bronze medal he won at the World Indoor Championships.

BOA prepare for lifetime doping ban hearing

The British Olympic Association (BOA) will appear in front of the court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in an attempt to uphold its lifetime doping ban.

If CAS fails to uphold BOA's appeal against the World Anti-Doping Agency's decision, it will allow both sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar, who have both served bans for taking illegal substances, to compete in London 2012.

Chambers, who won a bronze medal in the 60m sprint at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul at the weekend, said it would be "fantastic" if he could compete this summer.

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