Two former drug offenders, who have served doping bans after testing positive for anabolic steroids, were named recently in the British athletics team for the London Olympics.

Sprinter Dwain Chambers and shot putter Carl Myerscough are the beneficiaries of a Court of Arbitration ruling that overturned the lifetime Games bans for drug offenders imposed by the British Olympic Association.

Andy Hunt said we will embrace any athlete, including Sprinter Dwain Chambers and shot putter Carl Myerscough, into the team. He added that both are welcomed into the team and will be given the best support and hopefully achieve the best performance possible.

Seventy-one athletes were named including Olympic women’s 400 meters champion Christine Ohuruogu, world champions Mo Farah (5,000 meters) and Dai Greene (400 meters hurdles) and Olympic triple jump silver medalist, and former world champion Phillips Idowu.