Olympic skier ponders cycling at C. Games

09:18, November 27, 2009      

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Former Olympic skier Alain Baxter is considering a possible appearance at next year's Commonwealth Games on cycling.

The 35-year-old Scot, stripped of his shock bronze medal at the 2002 Salt Lake Games for taking a banned substance, is to make his competitive cycling in the 200m-time trial at the Revolution track-cycling event in Manchester next month.

Then he would be in line for a possible Commonwealth Games slot next year.

Flu prevented him from appearing at last month's national championships but he said Thursday he was raring to go for Manchester.

"This will be my first chance to discover how I measure up against the professionals," said Baxter.

Baxter landed what was Britain's first ever Olympic Alpine skiing medal but was stripped of the award after he tested positive for banned stimulant methamphetamine, which he took to counter a cold.

Source: Xinhua
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