Crime Pays for Dwain Chambers

Posted: February 15, 2008 in running

Shocking News from UK is that Controversial sprinter Dwain Chambers has been included in Great Britain’s squad for next month’s World Indoor Championships in Valencia.

The 29-year-old – who was banned from athletics for two years after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug THG – will compete in the 60m sprint.

I find it unacceptable to to give drug cheats a second chance in sports. This is not 30 years ago when a 14-year-old child behind the Iron Curtain is given something at breakfast and told that it was part and parcel of becoming an international athlete. Today athletes use drugs knowingly.

This was an athlete who flew to America, knowingly took a drug that was undetectable at the time, got caught, admitted he’d taken drugs, then went on to say that you can’t win anything without taking drugs. Chambers is a a cheat, who has admitted he’s a cheat.

Chambers shouldn’t be allowed to run. He cheated and got caught. He should have been kicked out forever.

By giving him a second chance we are setting a bad example to young athletes. The short ban and a chance of getting back to running have lowered the risk of using illegal performance enhancing drugs. To deter atheletes from using performance enhancing drugs we need a life ban from sports.

As for now allowing Dwain Chambers to get back to running is sending the message “Crime does pay” They should have let him join disgraced Canadian sprinter, Ben Johnson “Running against horses

 

 

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