News and Notes, Volume 10, Number 1


Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field

Washington launches anti-PED effort

2003 world champion 400m runner Tyree Washington has launched a new Web site,, aimed at educating young people about the dangers of performance-enhancing drug use. The site also offers Washington's services for mentoring and steroid intervention workshops.

"Tyree's passion is to educate the world about the deadly effects of steroids," the Web site reads, "and to demonstrate how he is a prime example of victory and success through hard work and discipline."

Washington last year was awarded the gold medal from the 2003 World Championships 400 meters. He had originally finished second behind doping cheat Jerome Young. USATF CEO Doug Logan presented the gold medal to Washington at the USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Washington also had been a victim of his relay teammates having used performance-enhancing drugs. As a result, he returned to the IAAF his 4x400m relay gold medals from the 2003 World Indoor and World Outdoor Championships and the 1997 World Outdoor Championships.

Nelson joins Team Force Factor

A Two-time Olympic silver medalist and the 2005 World Outdoor champion in the shot put, Adam Nelson has announced his new relationship with Force Factor LLC, a leading sports supplement company based in Boston, Mass.

"Force Factor brings nutrition with integrity to the sports supplement business," Nelson says. "And I'm excited about our futures together." As the first Olympian involved with the Force Factor brand, Nelson explained "it really came down to Force Factor's commitment to producing safe and effective products that could satisfy the needs of an Olympic athlete."

Nelson will serve as the face of Force Factor in the Olympic community; introducing Force Factor to millions of Olympic fans in United States and worldwide. He will represent a variety of Force Factor branded products across, digital, print, and other forms of media.

About Force Factor LLC:

Force Factor launched in April of 2009 and has since become a leader in sports nutrition. It has expanded rapidly from online distribution to exclusive retail distribution through GNC stores nationwide and plans to further expand its presence in 2010. Force Factor supports an elite group of athletes who represent the character and determination necessary to excel, as well as everyday heroes such as the Greenville, Mississippi police department.

For more information on Force Factor, visit