LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Great Britain sprinter Dwain Chambers is set to be cleared and be freed to earn a place on his country’s team at the London 2012 Olympics.
Chambers, who had served a two-year drug suspension after he tested positive for steroids in 2003 – returned to regular competition where he raced for his country at the world indoor and outdoor championships.
However, he was shut out by the British Olympic Association for being found guilty by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for taking anabolic steroids and his Olympic dream was in doubt.
The ban imposed by the BOA was, however, challenged by Chambers and his representatives and it was confirmed that the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruled the initial ruling.
The official announcement is expected to be made on Monday.
This news mean Chambers, a former world and European indoor champion, is now cleared to wear Great Britain’s colours at the Olympics – should he earned his spot.
Meanwhile, the coach of world record holder Usain Bolt and world champion Yohan Blake – Glen Mills, who had also worked with Chambers in past years, has no problem with British sprinter returning to the Games.
“I don’t believe that somebody should be sentenced to death or banned for life,” Mills told a teleconference.
“It is unfortunate that it happens but I have no problem with the rules. The rules are across the board for everybody.
“If you are caught and suspended, the sport allows you to return and compete.”