Chambers and Millar to be cleared for Games next week by CAS
23:11 GMT, 25 April 2012
Dwain Chambers will hear he has been cleared to seek Olympic selection early next week in Jamaica.
While the Court of Arbitration for Sport has been deliberating on the legality of the British Olympic Association’s ban on former dopers, Chambers has been training with former world 100metres record-holder Asafa Powell’s group in readiness for his 2012 bid.
Not even the BOA believe the judges will decide in their favour, having previously ruled against a similar IOC rule.
Waiting for the ruling: Dwain Chambers will hear next week if he is allowed to run at the Olympics
The BOA will have to pick up a 200,000 bill for challenging the World Anti-Doping Agency’s code. They will do so with good grace believing that their principled stand against doping will lead to a change in the WADA code before the next Olympics.
The BOA have refused to select those who have served suspensions for major drug offences for the last four summer Games. WADA claim that this is a secondary punishment not permitted under its code, to which the BOA is a signatory.
London calling: David Millar will be allowed to cycle at the Olympics is the ruling is overturned
The expected defeat of the BOA is likely to affect only two athletes — Chambers and road cyclist David Millar, a crucial support rider for sprinter Mark Cavendish who hopes to win gold on The Mall.