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GeneralDrug cheats. Pin
PHS24129-Apr-12 8:08
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According to Auntie http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17853070[^]

Dwain Chambers has been given the green light for possible inclusion in Britain's Olympics team. He previously served a ban for doping. Don't get me wrong, he might deserve a second chance but like all drug cheats, deceit was part of his scheme to improve his performance. It also involved lying to his family, friends, sponsors and more collectively, he must have lied to his fellow team members. If he served in any capacity as a role model to aspiring athletes he failed.

I can only hope that his moral victory in the court will be tempered by his exclusion. The problem for the selectors is what happens if say, five are eligible and four places are available. If they don't include him would he seek protection in the courts and have his selection made mandatory? The best thing he can do is quietly fade away. Few remember him as a sprinter of merit but most remember him as a cheat, hardly the ideal qualification for the sport he supposedly wants to represent.

True, we've seen doping cheats and scandals come and go over the years. To me, Chambers is up there with them. If he won't exit with his "gold medal" in the I-beat-the-sytem event, perhaps the clean athletes will send him back to the syringe and ampoule he crawled out from.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).

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