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Well Done Chambers

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comment by dre (U1709921)

posted Mar 7, 2008

LOL!

Fasuba & Rodgers look to have the upper hand though. Chambers will need to do something extra special me thinks.

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comment by bannjaxx (U867946)

posted Mar 7, 2008

wow - nice one Dwain Congrats biggrin

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comment by dre (U1709921)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Silver medal. What did he run 6.54/6.53?

Anyhows a good day for british sprinters (men/women). Chambers & Jeanette should go celebrate!

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comment by dre (U1709921)

posted Mar 7, 2008

yada yada. your loss.

i enjoyed watching him get silver.

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comment by bannjaxx (U867946)

posted Mar 7, 2008

hey dre_sprints - get the popcorn in m8 - here comes the backlash!!!!

Chambers is a hero to me and many others - I'm sorry if you can't deal with that - the guy performs under pressure unlike most UK athletes - end of.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

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comment by cityrob (U9078309)

posted Mar 7, 2008

You can't have much intelligence if your backing the cheat dwain chambers, unless you and your hero have something in common taking drug's.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Fantastic result and hopfully he can appeal and get on that plane to china.

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comment by bannjaxx (U867946)

posted Mar 7, 2008

You can't have much intelligence if your backing the cheat dwain chambers, unless you and your hero have something in common taking drug's.

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You need to grow a set bud

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comment by bannjaxx (U867946)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Jim - what are you? 5?

you left out the nyah nyah's at the end of your argument

Deal with it m8 - the best bar none in UK sprinting is Dwaine Chambers. Absolutely by the LETTER of the LAW - you have no comeback.


And I'll back him ALL the way to the Olympics

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comment by pablo (U3004230)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Jim, if Danny Sturridge got caught taking drugs would you want him banned for life? Or would your opinion shift to one of once they've served the ban, they should be allowed back?

Whatever you might say your opinion is on that, I reckon your judgement would be clouded by bias in that case.

Well done Dwain.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well dne Chambers nt gold but silver is still great!!
Cmon ppl gt of his bck he 1 this country a medal without cheating.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done to chambers, well deserved silver medal, as for you sad people who hate him GET OVER IT!!!!! i don't hear people complain when someone who has been in prison then come out and get the chance of another go in life.

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comment by cityrob (U9078309)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Any sportsperson who takes drugs should be banned for life (including danny sturridge)

What Kind of Example does this set For the youngsters in sport that cheating is FINE and everyone will forgive you.

Darren Campbell turned his back on chambers and i really admire him for being HONEST and a real athlete.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done to Dwain Chambers, he served his ban, let him get on with his life and career. Nobody's perfect eh.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

I agree,the man is a disgrace to the sport. He is a cheat and I dont want to see his face again on an athletics track. Roger Black, Kelly Holmes and the little fella from Wales who hurdled superbly know what they are talking about. Good riddance to the biggest emabarrasement in British sport, and boy do we have many.

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comment by bannjaxx (U867946)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Oi Appy

Well he should be in prison.
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lol - you and your ilk make me laugh with your knee-jerk, foamy mouthed reactions get a grip would ya - the guy is breaking NO rule by running - if you get caught speeding do you lose your license? no? but..wait a second..by speeding...(follow me on this one)...you're endangering lives and yet(drum roll) no prison sentence? just a fine and points? this cannot be!


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are we losing a little *ahem* perspective on this one? I dont know - tell you what - when you buy your Daily Mail tomorrow (you DO read the Mail - I make easy assumptions) join the hate campaign - but think for a minute about whats wrong in the world - thats it - put the paper down, douse the torches, you're saying he should be imprisoned - I was gonna add "lol" but thats not funny - in fact it's a bit disturbing.

Get.
Help.
Please.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Appy Ammer, I bet you've never cheated in your whole life!

For example, if you were taking an A-level exam and you were really unsure of the last question and the person next to you had answered it, would you look at their paper if the examiners were looking the other way? The answer for everyone I know is yes.

Chambers was a top athelete, like Marion Jones, Tim Montgommery etc. The problem was, he was getting 9.9's, but to win he had to be getting 9.8's. He had all the ingredients but to take that next step that sepreates the best from the rest, he chose to use drugs. Most of us would do the same but we'll never admit it.

He made a HUGE mistake and was banned. He served his time as set out by legislation and yet when he returns for the SECOND time, he was lambasted and dehumanised in such a way that it would ony take someone with great mental strength to come back.

I think the silver medal, ahead of former World 100m Champion, Kim Collins and ahead of any American says it all. The public is proud, if only UKA could be too.

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comment by dre (U1709921)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Appy Ammer:

Whats a "proper" sportsman or woman? Someone who's photogenic, gives a good ol' "I gave it my best shot" speech after losing and takes part on red nose day on tv??

LOL, british sport is pathetic without determined achievers like Chambers.

Anyone who can't understand that the concept behind sport is to WIN something, is just an idiot plain and simple. No wonder british athletics is full of so much mediocrity, it isn't a sport anymore, its a fanciful display of drug-abstinence, spotlight-seeking celebrity wannabees and oh and could-do-better athletic performances and nothing more.

Thank goodness for people like Chambers.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done Dwain. 100% behind the guy. He's done his time and even with years away from the sport he's proved himself to still be world class. Go to court and get yourself a place in the Olympic team, you deserve it for all the s**t you've had to put up with from all the idoits.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

well done dwain. wat a mixed up bunch of hypocrits the uk athletic bodies are. oh, i forgot they are all perfect arent they.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done to chambers, well deserved silver medal, as for you sad people who hate him GET OVER IT!!!!! i don't hear people complain when someone who has been in prison then come out and get the chance of another go in life.
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well put - some people here are pathetic, I suppose they have never done anything in their lives??

Get on with it!

And congrats Dwain, well done

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posted Mar 7, 2008

The biggest embarrassment in British sport? He came second in the world.....Now I can name some pretty embarrassing British sports folk, mainly due to their huge funding and zero return rates.

I'm getting the impression that those who make such ill informed comments don't really understand what Chambers did, why he did it and what its cost him.

He's paid his debt, in many ways, and he's coming back to give it another go. I admire him. I don't admire what he's done, but in the same situation, when you know that most of the people around you are cheating and you want to be the best.....I can't say I wouldn't have thought about it.

The way I see it, he's gone out there, with the worlds media attention on him, in what, his 5th or 6th race back..Max, and got silver. So how are our other sprinters getting on.....? Awesome boys well done. These people aren't competing for the 'fastest good Samaritan' or 'fastest nice person with strong ethics and morals', they want to win races, and Chambers is the only one we have who is any good at that.

The only people I was ashamed of watching tonight was Steve Cram and the other commentators. The level of self righteous smuggery made me a feel a bit ill. Here you have a British athlete performing on the world stage, under huge pressure, setting a PB and collecting a silver medal and this lot tut and moan about him getting all the attention.

If we can't support our own we are a truly sorry bunch.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done to Dwain, and shame on the BBC for giving that sanctimonious fool Cram a microphone to commentate on it, genuinely the most appallingly churlish piece of commentary it's ever been my misfortune to hear. The guy cheated and paid his dues, he's willing to pull on a British shirt despite all the crap he's put up with the last few weeks and he won a medal despite UKA's best efforts to deny him effective preparation. He deserves better.

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comment by elias (U6922112)

posted Mar 7, 2008

You are definitely right, nobody is perfect, as far as I'm concern, He's the best in business right now!!

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posted Mar 7, 2008

This is a moral lesson in hypocrisy.

Lord Coe a chief critic of Chambers committed adultery on his wife and girlfriend (in terms of cheating presumably the most morally despicable) and then has the gall to lambast Chambers.

Chambers was wrong to cheat - no question. The fact he is trying to make amends should be commended. Coe is not one to lecture others on morals. Extreme double standard.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

What rules did he break to win Silver?
None at all. Yes he broke the rus 4 years ago but its like a prison sentence and he served it. If your put away from stealing a packet of crisps from a shop, it doesnt mean you can never buy crisps again. Who said he wasnt allowed to run again? Uk athetics just presemed he wouldnt. Blame them

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comment by jinius (U7565050)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Did anyone see Appy Ammer's post? What a muppet, if it was a criminal offence, it would be a criminal offence! What do you mean by "man on the street"? We put pedo's and killers in jail for a few years and when they come out they are supposed to be allowed to rebuild their lives. You think cheating at a game is worse than this? As for those saying he should be banned for life, what makes you think the rules should be changed just for Chambers? What is it about him that means he should receive special treatment? He broke the rules, he served the punishment now he should be allowed to get on with it. I for one was glad to see him run and if it was the last time that is a huge shame.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done to him. He's served his time, as set out in the rule book at the time, it's time to forgive and forget. It does seem unfair that he won't be allowed to run at the Olympics when other "drug cheats" from other countries are allowed to - sounds like unfair restraint of trade to me and one rule for one and another for some.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

well done chambers, u showed the critics big time, including the double standards critics on 606okokokokokok

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posted Mar 7, 2008

A genuine medal hope for 2008 AND 2012 - if the hypocrites don't get their way!

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comment by cityrob (U9078309)

posted Mar 7, 2008

What Kind of Example does this set For the youngsters in sport that cheating is FINE and everyone will forgive you.
Politcal correctness gone mad.




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posted Mar 7, 2008

Olympuc shimpic.Chambers is a class act made a mistake not unlike 78% of the atheletes here in th USA...Give the man a da#@ break.Coe and Coe are not God Almighty..Sebastian Coe ffs

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comment by JobyJak (U5992775)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Steve Cram, That was disgraceful.

I have never witnessed such apathetic commentary in my whole life for such a high profile event.

If Cram wanted to have his say, the beeb should've given him a half-hour slot to say his opinion, but the fact that he chose to use Chambers's triumph as a vehicle to express his own opinion is THE MOST DISGRACEFUL THING I HAVE EVER WITNESSED BY A SPORTS COMMENTATOR!

Shame on you Crammy. The only thing I'll take from this is, if I ever hear your voice again on the BBC I'll go straight for the red button, and it won't be interactive!

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posted Mar 7, 2008

The guy has done the time,he made a mistake...its been said a million times and its absolutely true. He ran well, it's incredibley frustrating seeing so much wasted talent but hey, he came back stronger, admitted he was wrong and did a fantastic job. Shame on you Crammy. Just like many criminals who have done some henus crimes they do the time and make themselves available as examples of those who have gone of the rails and come back on the straight and narrow. In that sense he is and 'good' example of someone who made a terrible mistake, but admitted he was wrong, served his time and came back onto the straight and narrow. Lest we forget Christine Ohuruogu who missed several drugs tests, which in itself is pretty awful, was banned from athletics then got nominated for British Sports Personality of the Year! We won't see Chambers being nomiated for such a great performance today, I sense a bit of hypocracy there...don't you?

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posted Mar 7, 2008

jesus, thats a fair set of gnashers hes got there. He must be taking fluoride for those !

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comment by Toony (U1696769)

posted Mar 7, 2008

I am happy for chambers.. fact is that he is our best sprinter and country like ours we need as many medal prospects as possible.

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comment by pvandck (U1688237)

posted Mar 7, 2008

I find the vindictiveness with which Chambers is being persecuted by the likes of UKA, Coe, Cram and all the other self-righteous individuals as quite frightening.
People like Coe and Cram, when they were running, almost certainly knew of or had their suspicions about other drug users. Yet they did nothing to upset the apple cart. In that sense they conspired with and condoned cheats in their sport - even if they say they disapproved. They are behaving in the most ungracious way and are doing so I suspect out of some misguided attempt for the popular vote. The popular view though I think is for justice and second chances, not vindictive hatred.
Well done Chambers. You have my vote for being twice the man your dreadful critics could ever be; for admitting and learning from your mistakes, taking your punishment and trying to put things right. And congratulations on your achievement today.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

There's no pleasing some is there. The fact is most on here condemn chambers but they wont condemn some other of Britain's athletes others including the one who missed drug tests, which practically is just as bad

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Well done son. You done wrong and your coming back to clear your name.

He should be in the team, performances are the main thing. 2003 was ages ago.. who cares anyway?

I think the BAO are being harsh not letting him in. How can they ban him from life from being in the British team? When the World Governing body only supplied him with 2 year ban? Double Standards rings a bell....

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posted Mar 7, 2008

'You can't have much intelligence if your backing the cheat dwain chambers, unless you and your hero have something in common taking drug's.'


God this world is full of narrow minded biggots.
I think he could be a great role model. I'd personally love him to coach my children. This is how you do it. Not how I tried to do it!

As for the beeb. Having watched the same race on Eurosport I think the bbc leave so much to be desired. I have never been a great eurosport fan as regards commentary but at least theirs is not biased, not churlish, nor childish. Steve Cram surely can't have any toys left in his pram after tonight.

BBC listen and learn - or lose credibility.

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comment by JobyJak (U5992775)

posted Mar 7, 2008

Steve Cram, if you fail to see that the way you commentated made people dislike you then you are an arrogant fool.

People who have liked you in the past hated the way you commentated tonight, because you could not let go of your own personal opinion. That was disgraceful.

If you cannot see this point and acknowledge it, I will take great pleasure in never listening to you ever again and will make it my own personal duty to make sure everybody is aware of your unbelievable contradictions and inexplicable arrogance!

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posted Mar 7, 2008

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it feels good to have a genuine medal winner in the GB team but he did not show too much remorse for what he did and I think that is the reason for the backlash. To be honest though, the only mistake he really made was getting caught! They are all on something!

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posted Mar 7, 2008

I don't condone what he's done, but if they wanted to give him a life ban they should have done it 2 years ago.
Instead he was given a 2 year ban, he's served it, and that should be the end of it.
As for Jim Cassell, how can anybody who mixes up your with you're, and puts apostrophes in plurals comment on anybody else's intelligence?

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posted Mar 7, 2008

Everyone knows that taking drugs is wrong and no one will ever forget that he cheated.

BUT...everyone's entitled to a 2nd chance and I for one, was cheering Chambers tonight. He clearly takes pride in representing the UK and I would back him all the way to the Olympics...yes rules are rules but if they don't apply worldwide then why not take him. He's served his ban, now let him get on with it.

And the commentators on the Beeb tonight were a disgrace. Sounded like sulky teenagers. Clearly not in the slightest bit happy for him. He got a PB and all they could do was have a go at the cameramen surrounding him...pathetic and childish!

Come on Dwaine!!!

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comment by bigflb (U10063647)

posted Mar 7, 2008

When we say Dwaine is drug free, are we being accurate? Perhaps we need to say he is free of drugs that we can identify. Campbell is honest.
Follow his example.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

yeah, well done dwain, you're doing all the right things. everyone makes mistakes, give them a second chance. come to my school to talk to my kids whenever you want.

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posted Mar 7, 2008

DC is a cheat. he demands that we stick to the rules and allow him back after serving his 2yr ban. But wants the rule changed for the BOC's lifetime ban. I don't see many convicted embezzlers working in banks after jail. would you trust them? I know the UK doesn't have much winning talent but does it have to resort to cheats? Can you be sure he ran without cheating? Lets support excellence who follow the rules not cheat for personal gain and glory. What an example he is....

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