28 Apr 2012

Court of Arbitration for Sport to issue decision on British life ban

10:35 am on 28 April 2012

The British Olympic Association will learn on Monday whether its lifetime Olympic ban on drug offenders has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The British body asked the court to mediate after the World Anti-Dooping Agency ruled that the life ban did not comply with its global doping policy code which provides for a maximum two-year ban for a first offence.

If the court overturns the lifetime ban, former world indoor 60 metres champion Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar will be able to compete in this year's London Games.

Both athletes have served drugs bans which make them ineligible for any future Olympics under the current British Olympic Association rules.