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Published:Friday | May 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Voice sports reporter Natasha Henry went to Slough in Berkshire, England, to get the opinions of the public in regard to this summer's London 2012 Olympic Games.

She spoke to Henry Charles Henry, 71, and Rudolph Billinghurst, 76, who are both retired, Warren Lake, 23, a security agent, Chelsea Blake, 18, a student, Jamie Cunningham, 24, who is unemployed at present, and Kevin George, 29, a company director.

Should Dwain Chambers be allowed to compete?

H.C.H: No, when he took the drugs the boys that won the medal with him lost their medals. If he competes now and wins he will have something to show for his time as an athlete, while the others will not.

R. B.: I think so. People make mistakes in life and when they come to realise those mistakes, they can overcome them.

W. L.: Everyone does deserve a second chance but they should have sorted it out sooner. It's not fair on anyone when the Games are so close.

C.L.: If he was a doctor and he was struck off, then he wouldn't be allowed to go back to work, so it should be the same for athletes. It's not fair to the athletes who never take drugs in their life to race against him.

J.C.: Everyone deserves a second chance, but they should all have to follow the same rules.

K.G.: Yes, we all make mistakes and we all deserve a second chance.

Do you think Tyson Gay will be fit to challenge Usain Bolt?

H. C .H: Yes, of course.

R. B.: I think he could challenge him.

W. L .: You can never tell until the day of the race. If he pulls it out of the bag, then who knows what will happen.

C.B.: I hope so. If Bolt gets another easy win then it will be a boring final. Hopefully, Gay will be able to give him a good race.

J.C.: I don't think it will matter because UB will still win, it doesn't matter who is against him.

K.G.: I'm not too sure as I haven't been following him (Gay) recently.

Rudolph Billinghurst

Jamie Cunningham

H.C. Henry

Warren Lake

Chelsea Blake

Kevin George