February 12 - Dwain Chambers, who earned a place in Britain's team for next month's IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul by winning the 60 metres gold today at the Aviva Indoor UK Trials and Championships in Sheffield, has said he is prepared to take up his chance of appearing at the London 2012 Games if the British Olympic Association's (BOA) bylaw is overturned next month.
Chambers (pictured closest to camera) is currently banned from any Games through the BOA bylaw which prevents serious doping offenders from competing at an Olympics.
But after winning his fifth national title in 6.58sec the 33-year-old said he was doing all he could to contend for an Olympic place if the Court of Arbitration (CAS) for Sport rules that the byelaw violates the World Anti-Doping Agency's code.
The hearing is due to take place in London on March 12 but a decision is not expected until late April.
"That is in my mind but it's out of my hands," Chambers said.
"I can't do anything about that.
"I just need to concentrate on my athletics.
"At my age, it is a privilege to be running as fast as I am.
"I have to prepare and if the door opens at least I am prepared and I can compete to the best of my ability.
"The climate is a lot different because I am not taking the fight, which I am grateful for. I don't want to be in court."
Meanwhile, fellow Briton Jessica Ennis (pictured) looks primed to defend her world indoor pentathlon title in Istanbul after winning the 60m hurdles in her home city in a personal best of 7.94.
It was the second win of the weekend for the 26-year-old, who had earned gold in the previous day's high jump with 1.91 metres.
She also threw 14.09m in the shot put – nine centimetres over her target distance.
"I'm really pleased," said Ennis.
"It shows winter training has gone well and I'm looking forward to Istanbul.
"We've been doing a lot of work on my starts, so just trying to work on getting out the blocks quicker than I have done in the past and it seems to be working so I'm really pleased.
"I think last year I had a bit of an issue – I had a lot of speed to contend work with but I was getting too close to the hurdles and I didn't have the confidence to attack them."
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