Chambers, Millar eligible for Olympics

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- A sports court Monday lifted lifetime bans on British sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar for drug offenses, making them eligible for the Olympics.

Sprinter loses appeal on doping ban

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- Disgraced London-based sprinter Dwain Chambers, accused of doping, lost his appeal Friday to compete in the Beijing Olympic games.

Report: Chambers causes controversy

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The inclusion of a sprinter once banned for steroid use on England's squad for the World Indoor Championships has raised the ire of another former Olympian.

British athletes test negative for THG

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- Fears that use of the designer steroid THG could be widespread in British sport have been proved unfounded following the retesting of almost 1,000 samples.

Chambers may challenge lifetime ban

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Dwain Chambers is expected to become the first athlete to challenge the British Olympic Association's lifetime ban policy.

Sprinter banned 2 years for steroid use

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British sprint star Dwain Chambers, who tested positive in 2003 for the steroid THG, has been banned from competition for two years.

British sprinter Chambers suspended

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Sprinter Dwain Chambers of England has been suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federation.

FDA bans newfound steroid

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. government quickly banned the sale and use of the newly detected "synthetic designer" steroid, THG.

Four American athletes took banned steroid

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Four American runners who recently competed at the World Championships in Paris have tested positive for a banned steroid.

Collins wins 100 at Track Championships

PARIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Commonwealth champion Kim Collins won the 100 meters at the World Track and Field Championships on Monday night.

Montgomery runs fast 100 ever

PARIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- American Tim Montgomery set a world record in the 100 meters Saturday at Stade Charlety, clocking 9.78 seconds to win the IAAF Grand Prix title.
Dwain Chambers

Dwain Anthony Chambers (born 5 April 1978) is an English sprinter of Afro-Caribbean descent. He has won medals on the international stage numerous times and is one of the fastest European sprinters in the history of recorded athletics. His primary event is the 100 metres sprint, in which he has the second fastest time by a British sprinter. He is the European record holder for the 60 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay events with 6.42 seconds and 37.73 s respectively. He received a two-year ban in 2003 for taking performance enhancing drugs.

Chambers was a promising young athlete, setting a junior world record of 10.06 s in the 100 m. He was the bronze medallist in the 1999 World Championships and made his first Olympic appearance at the Sydney 2000 Games; he turned in the best 100 m performance by a European at both events. By 2001, he had become the top British sprinter, breaking the 10 second barrier twice at the Edmonton World Championships. He became the 100 m European champion and record holder in 2002 but, in October 2003, he tested positive for the banned steroid THG in a drugs check. Chambers received a two-year athletics ban, and a lifetime Olympic ban. He had all of his racing accomplishments since 2002 annulled, wiping away his 100 m European record.

Chambers returned to the track and field circuit in June 2006, and won gold with his teammates in the 4 × 100 m at the 2006 European Championships but a feud with Darren Campbell tainted the victory. Disillusioned with athletics, Chambers joined the Hamburg Sea Devils of the NFL Europa league in early 2007. After the league folded, Chambers returned to sprinting, winning a silver medal in the 60 m at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships, and filed unsuccessful appeals of his Olympic ban. He briefly looked to rugby league as an alternative to the hostility he faced from fans and peers in athletics, but his trial with the Castleford Tigers was unsuccessful. He has since returned to sprinting and published an autobiography, Race Against Me. He currently lives with his partner Leonie Daley and their sons, Skye and Rocco.

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