LONDON - Sprinter Dwain Chambers still hopes to compete at the London 2012 Olympics, despite failing in an attempt to overturn his lifetime Games ban.
Under British Olympic Association (BOA) rules, he is banned from future Games after failing a drugs test in 2003.
Asked about London 2012, the 30-year-old told ITV News: "Participation first and foremost is a key thing for me.
"If I get a medal out of it, that'll be great. Then I'll be done. I just want to compete. I'm a born runner."
The Londoner added: "I'm here to run and I just want to do the best I can and show what I really can do as a clean athlete.
"You've got to take the rough with the smooth on this one and I'm a tough cookie, I can deal with it. No matter what, I'm still going to go out and achieve my goals."
But on Friday a judge refused to grant an injunction to temporarily suspend the lifetime ban before a full hearing - which is now not expected to go ahead - in March next year. - BBC