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Reigning World and European Champion Mo Farah said:
“It is such a big deal to be able to compete in front of home fans and I know their support will mean so much to me and the rest of my teammates. It's so close now."
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis says she is in great shape:
"I am really excited to have made my first Olympic team, and cant wait to compete in London on the 3rd & 4th August in front of a home crowd. I have been training really hard and feel in great shape."
Olympic debutant Robbie Grabarz catapulted onto the world high jump scene this year with recent wins in Birmingham and an impressive European title in Helsinki
“It is absolutely fantastic to be selected as part of Team GB. I’m incredibly excited, it’s something that I have dreamed about for a long, long time and to make it a reality this year is amazing.
Head coach Charles Van Commenee is looking forward to seeing a strong performance:
He said “I am very proud to have nominated such as strong team of athletes to Team GB. Our collective philosophy since Beijing has been one of raising the bar as we work towards London 2012.
“I believe this team is well prepared to go out there, be competitive and achieve on the greatest sporting stage in front of a home crowd.”
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."
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced 71 track and field athletes to compete for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
These athletes join the six marathon runners earlier selected to complete the Team GB athletics line-up, bringing the athletics total to 77, and the overall number of athletes selected to Team GB to 502 from across 25 sports.
One of Great Britain's brightest medal prospect, Jessica Ennis described her delight at making her first Olympic team.
She said: "I am really excited to have made my first Olympic team, and cant wait to compete in London on the 3rd & 4th August in front of a home crowd.
"I have been training really hard and feel in great shape and am really looking forward to competing - I know the atmosphere will be amazing."
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.
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.