No, caffeine used to be one of the substances checked for by the IOC but the World Anti-Doping Agency removed caffeine from its list of banned substances in 2004. A urinary test that returned an amount of 12 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter was considered by the IOC as a deliberate attempt to gain an advantage. Although not banned, it is still being checked for and should the WADA find enough athletes that have an elevated level of caffeine in their system, they will revisit their policy to determine whether it should go back on their list of banned substances. Bakhaavaa Buidaa of Mongolia was stripped of his silver medal in judo at the 1972 Games in Munich due to elevated levels of caffeine. Alex Watson, a fencer from Australia who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul was also banned due to an elevated level of caffeine in his system.
Caffeine was, at one time, but was taken off the list of banned substances in 2004 by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The IOC is still checking for caffeine in its doping tests and has said it will revisit banning it if elevated levels are found in competing athletes.
Not at all. It is perfectly legal do take substances that common people eat and drink.
it has never been banned
The country Iraq was banned from the Olympics in the year of 2008.
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The roman emperor in 394 was Theodosius I who banned and persecuted anything which was not Christian. The Olympics, long with all pagan temples were either banned or destroyed and the pagans persecuted.
The Olympics were banned in 393 AD by the Roman Emperor Theodosius. At that time, Christianity was the religion of the Roman Empire. The Emperor saw the Olympic Games as a pagan celebration in honor of pagan gods.
they're being banned until they can prove that the caffeine to alcohol level is safe
The Olympics were banned in that year by the emperor Theodosius
It was Afghanistan.