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Dwayne Chambers 6.52 indoor 60m

British athletics
by misanthrope77 (U13784271) 31 January 2009
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Dwaynes stunning 6.52 at birmingham surely books his place at the european indoors despite a good showing from pickering who won the 60m final in glasgow in 6.58
surely it is time to forgive and forget,Dwayne has paid his penance and he should be allowed to compete competitively in all competition as he is obviously are sole chance for significant sprint medals on the world stage,any objections?

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posted Feb 16, 2009

Some very good comments on this article.

Personally, I think Chambers gets a very raw deal from the media. Maybe he should have been banned for longer, but its not Chambers fault that the ban was 'only' 2 years. He has served his sentence and now he should be able to compete in all events that he is allowed to. So long as he is now completing with PCDs then I think we should all get behind him and show our support as we would to any other GB athlete

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comment by AMPS (U9260424)

posted Feb 16, 2009

DWAYNE CHAMBERS = LEGEND STANDARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted Feb 16, 2009

Sorry, my previous comment should say competing without PEDs, not 'completing with PCDs'!!!

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comment by ShuBob (U13077320)

posted Feb 16, 2009

Personally, I'm am ecstatic to see the support Dwain has here and that I'm not the only one who has noticed the shameless manner in which he gets treated by the BBC!

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posted Feb 16, 2009

it doth amazes gentle britons;what kind of a civilsed society do we live in when we forgive murderers and other men catelous whe hav served their punishment ,but wud never forgive Dwain chambers.Is there anything to it other than drug taking.Those still advocating his continued exclusion from competitive athletics shud hang their sad heads in shame!

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posted Feb 17, 2009

I have no problem with him competing where allowed.
It's his own fault he has a dark cloud over him now and for him to deal with it.
We are not a nation who easily forgives or forgets.
People still hark back to the war and that ended in 1945.

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comment by LME (U13634054)

posted Feb 17, 2009

The guy is a cheat.

try asking the poor lads who trained their backsides off legally and then had to hand back their relay gold medal because of him. would you want him in your relay team....

Mans a cheat and i would support any of the rest of the team who pulled out based on his inclusion

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posted Feb 17, 2009

Dwain Chambers has not paid his penance - his penance includes his lifetime Olympic ban. We should applaud the British Olympic Committee for standing by their guns here and not bowing to media pressure. The Olympic ban should remain.

However, his ban does not include non-Olympic events, so there is no reason why he should be banned from partaking in the World Championships when they come round. That was not part of his punishment. Let him run!

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comment by spigly (U1734167)

posted Feb 17, 2009

The relay team moaning about having to give back their medals because of Chambers, should remember that they would not have won them anyway, without Chambers in the team

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posted Feb 18, 2009

SirErnie...spot on!

I can't believe on this board people are commending Chambers for his honesty, he's cheated!! can you have an honest cheat? would he have been honest if he wasn't caught?

That said, if i made a mistake I'd like to be given a second chance and think it's shameful that there are events that won't let him participate (except the Olympics).

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