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04 May 2012
DWAIN CHAMBERS TO FACE USAIN BOLT IN CZECH REPUBLIC MEETING

British sprinter Dwain Chambers will face Usain Bolt over 100m in Ostrava in the Czech Republic later this month.

The race, on 25 May, will be Chambers' first at such a significant athletics event for six years.

Earlier this week Chambers, who served a drugs ban, was granted eligibility to compete at the Olympics by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

And he has now been invited to run at the World Challenge event, which is a rung below the Diamond League.

Chambers will face Bolt, who is competing at the Czech venue for the sixth time.

The British sprinter, who was banned in 2003 after testing positive for the drug THG, has been absent from the biggest meetings in Europe because of a recommendation to ban drug cheats that was followed by most promoters.

The Ostrava invitation follows his clearance for selection at the Olympics, and Chambers is confident more invitations could follow.

In addition, the Cas ruling in April means drugs cheats who have served bans, such as Chambers and British cyclist David Millar, are now able to try to qualify for the Team GB squad for London 2012.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, former Olympic badminton player Gail Emms reacted: "Dwain is a lovely guy and has done a lot for anti-doping, but I wish the Games could be kept special.

"But he's done his time, the ban has been overturned so let's support him."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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