Chambers eligible for Olympics

The sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar will be available for selection for the Olympics after the British Olympic Association lost a court case to enforce lifetime ban for drugs cheats.

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Chambers' manager attacks 'crude and arrogant' British Olympic Association

Dwain Chambers' manager Siza Agha has hit out at the British Olympic Association's handling of the doping case.

Mr Agha said:

"In my view as hosts for the 2012 Olympics, this delicate and emotive issue required international diplomacy, foresight and responsibility.

"What we have received has been a crude and defiant display fuelled by misguided statements such as 'we have standards and the rest of the world doesn't.'

"It has in my view been an exposure of colonial arrogance that even the most extreme and blinkered should have realised could only serve to marginalise British opinion on the international stage.

"In complete contrast, WADA have in my view been the model of professionalism and dignity in the face of the most extreme provocation. Lessons should be learned by their example.

"I am astonished that the contents of an 'embargoed ruling' were disseminated through the press yesterday.

"Having not been party to the CAS case, Dwain and I will now need to take time to privately digest and consider the reasoning behind the decision. At this stage there will be no further comment on this or any related topic."

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