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Olympic door left ajar for Chambers?

DOWN BUT NOT OUT: Chambers

THE OLYMPIC door has seemingly been left ajar for controversial sprinter Dwain Chambers. Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee has hinted that Chambers could be part of the sprint relay team at London 2012 if he is successful in overturning his Olympic ban.

Ahead of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Chambers unsuccessfully challenged the British Olympic Association bylaw that prohibits athletes guilty of serious doping offences from competing at future Games.

Chambers is reluctant to go through the courts again but may not have to after the World Anti-Doping Agency asked the BOA to review its policy in the light of the Court of Arbitration for Sport's ruling earlier this month that LaShawn Merritt can defend his 400 metres title in London.

Commenee gave Chambers some hope when he said: “At the moment nothing has changed compared to the last few years.

“If things do change then I'll make a decision the same day and we'll look at Dwain's track record and make a decision when necessary.”

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