British Olympic Association forced to drop doping stance
The British Olympic Association (BOA) will not be able to exclude the likes of sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar from the Great Britain team in this summer's Games.
Fans enjoying corporate hospitality at London 2012 might have strong views on this issue, with some backing the BOA's opinion that lifetime Olympic bans should remain in place.
Others may feel athletes who have served their time should be allowed back and this latter view will prevail after the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland ruled that the BOA position is unenforceable.
The UK's governing body had challenged the World Anti-Doping Council's view that no national association should have the power to unilaterally impose bans beyond its own penalties.
Last week, former Olympic triple jump champion Jonathan Edwards argued against life bans, but suggested offenders should be banned for four years instead of two.