Athletics: Chambers eyes Olympic return.
DWAIN CHAMBERS has revealed he still hopes to be allowed to run at
the 2012 Olympics on the day he welcomed the news he could be invited to
compete in Berlin's Golden League meeting. Chambers lost his bid to
be allowed to compete at the Beijing Olympics last year after going to
the High Court and has suggested he would not take on British Olympic
Association again. The BOA take a hard-line stance against drug
offenders and Chambers is banned from the Olympic team after testing
positive for the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) in 2003,
which resulted in a two-year suspension. However, speaking at the launch
of his autobiography, he admitted he wants to run at the Games in London
in three years' time, saying: "I would like to get to 2012,
the Olympics is important to this country. "There are people
inspired by what I do and if I can get there I am doing my part for
people who stand up for themselves and believe in their dream."
Gerhard Janetzky, head of the Berlin event which will start the Golden
League series on June 14, said Chambers should be allowed to compete.
"I think there should be no ban on athletes doing their profession.
This discrimination disturbs me," Janetzky said.
LONDON HOPE: Chambers