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Britain's lifetime doping bans tossed

Updated: April 30, 2012, 5:36 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Britain will grudgingly accept former doping offenders into the Olympic team after a costly failure to convince sport's highest court to approve automatic lifetime bans.

The British Olympic Association spent 100,000 pounds ($162,400) trying to prevent former drug cheats, including sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar, from representing the host nation at the London Games.

But now they are eligible to qualify for the Olympics against the wishes of the BOA, after ...

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