Drug verdict postponed by a week


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The Court of Arbitration for Sport yesterday announced that it will not be releasing its judgment into the British Olympic Association's ban on those who have failed a dope test from competing in the Games until next week. The delay means the sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar must wait to discover if they will be free for selection for London.

A CAS panel of three lawyers has weighed its decision since a 12 March hearing in London. The World Anti-Doping Agency argues Britain is violating anti-doping rules by seeking lifetime Olympic bans for athletes who have served a doping suspension. British Olympic officials say the bylaw upholds the integrity of the Games.