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2010 European Championships In Pictures: Dwain Chambers’ Smile Wiped Off And Other Sexy Photos

IN readiness for the London Olympics in 2010, Anorak has been to the European Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. We saw Jessica Ennis showing the kind of stomach muscle performance in the heptathlon that turns minds to grated cheese.

We lingered on Eleni Artymata, of Cyprus, Ivet Lalova, Bulgaria’s photogenic export, Romania’s Viorica Tigau giving it the full tongue and Georgia’s Mariam Kevkhishvili doing it for the big-boned everywhere. But the ebst part was seeing Mark Lewis Francis help to wipe the smiles from Dwain Chambers’ face. We don’t often fail to get behind our British athletes but in Chambers’ case we will make an exception…


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*ALTERNATE CROP* Great Britain's Jessica Ennis just clears the high jump bar on her way to victory at that event in the Women's Heptathlon during day Four of the European Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

Posted: 31st, July 2010 | In: Sports | Comment

Drugs cheat: I wish I’d lied earlier

BRITISH sprinter Dwain Chambers says he wishes he had continued to lie about using banned steroids. His justification for such a stance? Poor Dwain feels that he has not been forgiven since he owned up.

Damn honesty and its unfortunate consequences. (As Homer Simpson might say.)

Chambers made the bizarre admission during a radio interview with Victoria Derbyshire (the most patronising and annoying woman in the world, fact fans) on BBC Five Live.

Anorak often hears people say that drug cheats deserve forgiveness and a second chance, but using banned substances is rarely a one-off error of judgment – it’s a concerted, pre-meditated effort to cheat the system, rather than a lone lapse. So does Dwain deserve more sympathy. No, in a word.

Watch Chambers tie another noose for himself below:

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Posted: 10th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment