While Dwain Chambers looks forward to a legal ruling this month that will decide whether he can compete at the London Olympics, four British women who were cheated out of an Olympic medal eight years ago are still waiting for justice.
The GB quartet of Donna Fraser, Catherine Murphy, Christine Ohuruogu and Lee McConnell finished fourth in the 4×400 metres final at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where the gold went to the United States.
But, in January 2010, it was revealed that US athlete Crystal Cox, who ran in the heats of the relay in Athens, had been taking performance-enhancing drugs at the time.
Confronted with evidence found during the investigation into BALCO – the same Californian laboratory that supplied Chambers with drugs – Cox admitted to have taken steroids from 2001 to 2004, including the Athens Games.
She was banned from athletics for four years and, in addition, the US Anti-Doping Agency decreed that “all of Cox's competitive results will be disqualified, including forfeiture of all medals, points, and prizes since November 3, 2001”.
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Will our girls eventually be upgraded to bronze? Is this one for the lawyers which is why it's taking so long?