Chambers in Montreuil, not in Berlin

26.05.2009 World

European indoor 60 m champion Dwain Chambers will not be able to compete at the opening Golden League meeting of the season in Berlin next month after all, it was revealed on Monday.

Gerhard Janetzky, the meeting director who had originally said that the British drugs cheat would be welcome to compete in the 100 metres at the meeting on June 14, today said that he would not be invited. Informs Janetzky claimed that he had taken the decision because he did not want to be out of step with Europe‘s other leading meetings who refuse to invited Chambers to their meetings.

Euromeetings, the umbrella group that represents Europe‘s top meetings, who have urged their members not to invite athletes who have been caught doping, have put pressure on Janetzky to withdraw his invitation to Chambers, the European indoor 60m champion. Chambers will run the 100 m at international meet in Montreuil, France on June 11 which is not member of Euromeetings and is sanctioned as national permit. He will compete there for first place prize money 2000 EUR and against top French sprinters Roland Pognon and Martial Mbandjock, Trinidad´s world finalist Marc Burns and his fellow Brits Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and James Dasaolu who recently improved to 10.15.

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