Darren Camp

bell has revealed that snubbing Dwain Chambers at the last European Championships in Gothenburg was more an anti-drugs protest than a personal slight. The pair won the sprint relay together but Campbell, who had l

ost a relay gold from 2002 because of Chambers drugs conviction, skipped the lap of honour. Ye

sterday, as Chambers told how the two of them had made their peace over New Year, Campbell s

et the record strai

ght on the 2006 incident. I went to the people in the sport and I said I am not comfortable being part of the relay team, he said. I told them

that it was probably going to be my last Championships and that I had already read in one paper that it is guilty b

y association. There wa

s a comment that we all welcomed Dwain with open arms and I had to read something on the lines that Dwain was just the unlu

cky one who got caught - basically trying to say that all us guys who ran with Dwain in the relay team are on stuff too. I was like

hold on a minute. I have not been running since the age of eight to be tarnished with drugs. That kills your whole legacy if people start to belie

ve in such comments. Campbell, who is working for BBC Radio 5 Live in Barcelona, says he will congratulate Chambers

if he wins gold at these European Championships tomorrow. He added: None of us know what Dwain went thro

ugh, but he is mentally a lot stronger. That is all he was missing. Its the sad thing about this whole thing.

He did not need drugs. Two Years To The London Games Daily Mirror, July 27, 2010