Lord Coe stands by BOA over drug cheats bylaw

Lord Coe says he supports the British Olympic Association bylaw that prevents drug cheats competing at the Olympics, and believes the organisation should have a say over the selection process.

BBC Sport understands that the BOA expects to lose its legal battle with the World Anti-Doping Agency and that the bylaw will be revoked, meaning athletes such as sprinter Dwain Chambers would be eligible for London 2012 selection.

Coe says the BOA not being able to "make their own decisions and defend sporting values is a problem".

BBC Sport