4 Jul 2012

Chambers named in British Olympic team

12:10 pm on 4 July 2012

Sprinter Dwain Chambers, who was given a two-year doping ban in 2003, has been included in Britain's athletics team for the London Olympics.

The former world indoor 60 metres champion became eligible for selection in May when the British Olympic Association's policy of lifetime Olympic bans for drug cheats was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Chambers tested positive for the designer steroid THG nine years ago.

He won the British trials in Birmingham last month in 10.25 seconds, outside the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard, but he did go under the mark last year.

The BOA announced 71 track and field athletes and they join the six marathon runners who have already been selected.

Shot putter Carl Myerscough, who also served a doping ban after testing positive for anabolic steroids, was also named.