25th May, 2012
Usain Bolt welcomed Dwain Chambers back into the Olympic sprinting fold before warning that Britain’s fastest man should, like everyone else, expect to be blown away by him this summer.
Bolt will race against Chambers over 100m at Ostrava’s Golden Spike meeting today and says he has no problem with the former doping offender getting the green light to seek Olympic qualification.
“For me, if the rules say it’s okay for him to come back, then who am I to really complain. Is he a threat? As long as he is in a lane beside me, he is. I’m focused on whoever lines up beside me.”
Bolt, being paid his usual £200,000 to compete in Ostrava, won’t run at the upcoming meet in Crystal Palace because of British tax laws. “It’s sad,” he said. “But at the Olympics every Jamaican will get one of the most awesome shows.”