Doping war declared, US in shockFor Darren Campbell, Britain’s highest-ranked sprinter at one time, a court appearance in San Francisco of Dwain Chambers‘ coach Remi Korchemny on charges of distributing performance enhancing drugs added further to his suspicion that his rival had not acted alone.

“Whether he knew [he was taking drugs] or not, I never believed Dwain was solely accountable. I like Dwain, but I’m upset with the whole thing . . . it’s just dirty,” the silver medalist in the 200 meters in Sydney.

Ex-President George Bush said, “The use of performance- enhancing drugs like steroids in baseball, football and other sports is dangerous, and it sends the wrong message: that there are shortcuts to accomplishment and that performance is more important than character.”