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Dwain Chambers could be free to compete at the London Olympics

CAS overturn British lifetime Olympic ban for drug cheats

The British Olympic Association's lifetime ban for drugs cheats has been formally declared unenforceable.

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In riding to victory in the Paris-Nice stage race last weekend, Bradley Wiggins not only strengthened his credentials as a major force in global cycling; he followed in the tracks of the late, great Tom Simpson, the only previous British winner of the race.

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Christine Ohuruogu leads Shana Cox, Perri Shakes- Drayton and Nicola Sanders in celebration after their 4x400m gold

Ohuruogu finds form when it matters to secure relay win

It has taken the best part of four years, and no little pain on the injury front, but there was finally a spring back in Christine Ohurougu's stride yesterday – and a gold medal around her neck. The Stratford woman who won individual 400m gold at the Beijing Olympics showed a return to form – ahead of what, for her, will be a particularly close-to-home Olympics – with a storming run on the penultimate leg of the 4 x 400m relay final at the World Indoor Championships.

The chances of Dwain Chambers running in the 100m at the London Olympics next year are increasing by the day

BOA brings in Rooney lawyer to fight for drugs ban

The British Olympic Association will call on the services of Adam Lewis, the QC who helped Wayne Rooney secure a reduction in his England ban, in an attempt to win its campaign to bar British athletes who have served a drugs ban, such as Dwain Chambers, from taking part in next summer's London Games.

TV athletics presenter Ortis Deley sidelined

Presenter Ortis Deley has been sidelined by Channel 4 bosses after apparently struggling to read scripts and name his co-hosts while fronting the athletics coverage.

Robin Scott-Elliot: What's in a name? Plenty, as events in Daegu have proved

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Pistorius' prayers pay off with semi-final place

It was not quite a winning performance from Oscar but it was a momentous one. Entering the home straight in the Deagu Stadium in the outside lane yesterday, Oscar Pistorius held the lead in heat five of the 400m. He was overtaken by Chris Brown, the world indoor champion from the Bahamas, and by Martyn Rooney, the UK champion from Croydon, but crossed the line third in 45.39 seconds, qualifying for today's semi-finals.

Christine Ohuruogu: Optimistic despite recent troubles

Eleven months out from the 2012 Games, there is just the one British track and field athlete getting ready to defend an Olympic title on home ground. When Christine Ohuruogu flew down the finishing straight of the Bird's Nest Stadium to win the 400m final in Beijing in 2008, it seemed that the Stratford girl would be the face of what for her would be a close to home Olympics. Three injury-plagued years on, she is preparing for the 2011 World Championships – which open in Daegu, South Korea, on Saturday - not as a golden hope but as something of an afterthought.

Christine Ohuruogu retains focus in face of injury nightmare

Eleven months out from the 2012 Games, there is just the one British track-and-field athlete getting ready to defend an Olympic title on home ground. When Christine Ohuruogu flew down the finishing straight of the Bird’s Nest Stadium to win the 400m final in Beijing in 2008, it seemed that the Stratford girl would be the face of what for her would be a close-to-home Olympics.

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Oscar Pistorius tells a story of his time at boarding school in South Africa.

Aldama's triple jump from Cuba to GB may fall short of Daegu

At the end of the London Grand Prix on Saturday, a group of British athletes was paraded around the track on an open-topped double-decker bus which bore the sign, "Next stop gold, Daegu".

No laughing matter as Brits forget lines

Headache for Van Commenee after Idowu and Ohuruogu deliver below-par performances as World Championships approach

Chambers tries to ignore Olympic talk as he storms heat

If 2012 fever was sweeping through the elite competitors on the opening night of the Aviva UK Trials and Championships here in Birmingham last night, the winner of heat two of the men's 100m could be excused for feeling immune.

Van Commenee accuses his British athletes of 'underperforming'

A year out from the London Olympics, the message from the man in charge of the British team in the showpiece sport of the Games is typically frank. "We're not ready for the Games now," Charles van Commenee, the head coach of the British athletics team, said yesterday. "We've still got athletes who are underperforming at the moment. We need those 12 months to turn that around."

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