Chambers invited to face Bolt
British sprinter Dwain Chambers will face Usain Bolt over 100m in the Czech Republic in May as he steps up his Olympic preparations.
The 34-year-old is set to compete at this summer's Games in London after the Court of Arbitration for Sport deemed the British Olympic Association's ban from competing at the Olympics unlawful. Chambers, who was banned in 2003 after testing positive for the drug THG, is now looking to reestablish himself amongst the elite of 100m competitors and has been given the chance to test himself against the best on May 25 in Ostrava. The race will be the biggest Chambers has competed in for six years, with the Golden Spike event a rung below the elite level Diamond League competition. "I can confirm that Dwain Chambers has been invited to the Golden Spike event," Alfons Juck, the meeting manager for the event, said. "At the start of the year his agent and lawyer approached all the meetings, including Ostrava. We just waited for the announcement, I wanted to see how it would end with the CAS situation, with the BOA and so on and then we published it." Along with world record holder Bolt, Chambers will be up against the likes of American Darvis Patton, Lerone Clarke of Jamaica and Zimbabwe's Ngonidzashe Makusha, all of whom have run under 10 seconds this year. British sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey has also been invited to the event.