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Chambers takes battle to High Court

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2008 | 10:41 AM

Dwain Chambers could take his battle to compete at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to the High Court.

Under British Olympic Association (BOA) rules the sprinter is banned from the games, after he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.

Chambers missed the BOA\'s deadline to appeal his exclusion from this summer\'s Olympics, but could still challenge it.

Lawyer Nick Collins said an appeal could be made to the BOA or straight to the High Court.

No British athlete has gone to the High Court before, to take on the BOA against lifetime bans and Chambers would be the first to do so.

However, Collins said Chambers is still uncertain whether to appeal against his suspension.

The 29-year-old has been controversially included in Great Britain\'s squad to run in the 60 metres at the World Indoor Championships in Valencia next month, despite UK Athletics\' reluctance to select him.