30 Apr 2012

Source says CAS to rule against life bans on drug offenders

1:46 pm on 30 April 2012

The sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Miller will be cleared to compete in this year's London Olympics when the Court of Arbitration over-rules a British Olympic life ban on drug offenders, a source with knowledge of the ruling told Reuters today.

CAS is set to announce later today that the British Olympic Association lifetime ban does not comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency's global code which provides for a two-year suspension for first offenders.

The former world indoor 60 metres champion Chambers was banned for two years after testing positive for the designer steroid THG.

Millar was also banned for two years after admitting taking the blood booster EPO.