[ Editor's Note: Chryste Gaines, MBA, Olympic gold and bronze medal sprinter and former teammate of Marion Jones in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, stated the following in a Dec. 22, 2008 email to in response to the IOC ruling:
"We are being unfairly punished. If the drug testing agencies cannot determine if an athlete is taking performance enhancing drugs how are the teammates supposed to know?... It negates all the family functions, church functions, and social events we missed in the name of winning an Olympic medal." ]
No evidence? Good golly, mate. Are you blind? It never ceases to amaze, the extent to which some people refuse to see what is so patently obvious. They want “proof,” they want “evidence,”refusing to SEE what is right in front of them. Tate/Zoren started a heavy steroid regime shortly after moving to the . His then boyfriend, the porn star,Trenton Ducati, showed him the way. Of course Tate was already well-versed in the use of syringes, as a consequence of is raging crystal meth addiction. For a while he traded one rug addiction for another (meth for steroids,) but then he figured he could handle both simultaneously (meth AND steroids.) All of which has contributed to his becoming the monster he is today.
Caffeine is the most popular used drug which is found in many beverages like coffee, tea and soft drinks. Caffeine was banned by IOC but then it was withdrawn from the list by WADA in January 2004. However, its use is still monitored by WADA. Quantitative measurement for caffeine in the urine was established in 1984 at the Olympic Games in Sarajevo and Los Angeles. IOC set the level in the urine at 15 micrograms per millilitre and then in 1988, it was decreased to 12micrograms per millilitre. Studies showed that 1000mg doses of caffeine are required to excrete caffeine in the urine at levels more than 12 micrograms per millilitre.