Chambers v British Olympic Association: QBD 18 Jul 2008

The claimant, a former Olypmic sprinter had now competed a ban after being found to have taken banned drugs. He had returned to the sprort but now challenged the policy of the respondent not to allow for consideration of the Olympic team, athletes who had completed a drugs ban save in special circumstances. He now applied for relief.


Mackay J


[2008] EWHC 2028 (QB)




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