The Olympic fate of athlete Dwain Chambers lies in the hands of the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) who will decide whether the British Olympic association’s life ban for all athletes convicted of serious doping offences is illegal.
Chambers, who tested positive for taking performance enhancing drugs back in 2003 and had to serve a two-year-ban as a result, won a bronze medal in the 60m race at the Indoor Championships that were held in Istanbul this weekend and said,
It’s quite scary. I’m nervous about it because, no matter what, I want to go but I don’t know if I’m going to be able to… It would be great to compete in London because it’s been a long time… Ultimately, what I want to do is to be able to perform in front of the home crowd, I realise I’ve made mistakes but I’m trying to do the right thing and enjoy what time I have left in the sport.
Chambers will have to wait in vain for a few more weeks as the CAS panel is expected to deliver a verdict within a month. Though despite the uncertainty it’s just been revealed that the 33-year-old star has been involved in secret Team GB relay practice sessions just in case he is cleared.
Naughty Naughty Chambers.