Chambers now eyes CAS case to compete in Olympics

RAF CASERT AP Sports Writer Published:

ISTANBUL (AP) -- With another world indoors medal and the backing of his gold-winning rival, British sprinter Dwain Chambers is now turning his attention to a doping case that opens Monday that could allow him to compete in the London Olympics.

Despite Chambers' bronze medal in the 60 meters Saturday, London organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe says his thoughts remain "unreconstructed" and he backs the British Olympic Association in its lifetime ban for doping offenders.

Coe, however, insisted that the case to determine whether Britain can remain the only country that enforces such a lifetime ban is much more about the autonomy of sporting federations to make independent decisions than about a decision on drug cheats.