Chambers picked for Team GB

The British Olympic Association has named Dwain Chambers among 71 track and field athletes selectedfor the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Athletes 'excited' to be part of Team GB

Mo Farah celebrates winning the Mens 5000m in Helsinki last month Credit: Press Association

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."

Jessica Ennis is one of the 71 athletes selected for Team GB. Credit: Press Association

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."

Great Britain's Robbie Grabarz won the Men's High Jump in Birmingham this year Credit: Press Association

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.

See the full list at Team GB's official site

Charles van Commenee believes team will be competitive

Head coach Charles Van Commenee is 'proud' of the team. Credit: Press Association

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.”

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Dwain Chambers 'welcome' at Team GB

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."

71 track and field athletes added to Team GB for London 2012 Games

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.

Jessica Ennis is one of the 71 track and field athletes who has been selected for Team GB today. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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 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. 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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