Linford Christie believes institutional racism has prevented him (and other prominent atheletes from ethnic minorities) getting the recognition they deserve.
Do you believe this is the case, or has his lack of knighthood and snub for carrying the olympic torch in London got more to do with the fact he tarnished his career through taking performance enhancing drugs (which he denies)?
He points out he is the only British sprinter to have won Olympic Gold. I would like to point out that Britain has a 100% record in its 100M gold medallists being banned for cheating also.
On a lighter note, it is good to see other british sprinters following his example, isn't that so Mr Chambers?
It does seem a bit strange that Linford Christie can blame his lack of recognition on racism, he appears to have had a memory black out and as has been said I would imagine his non-recognition is down to the fact he was caught cheating rather than because he is black.