Diack says ‘no problem’ if Chambers in Olympics
The president of athletics’ governing body says he would have
”no problem” if British sprinter Dwain Chambers competes at the
Chambers served a two-year suspension after testing positive for
a steroid in 2003. He was later banned for life from the games by
the British Olympic Association. But sport’s top court recently
overturned such bans, ruling they amount to a second sanction.
IAAF president Lamine Diack said Thursday that Chambers has
served his suspension and should be allowed to compete if he
qualifies as the rules state.
Diack is against ”condemning” a drug cheat to a lifetime ban,
but says the punishment should be severe to ensure the best
”cleanest athletes win.”