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Marion Jones's teammates to keep medals

Marion Jones's teammates to keep medals

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympians who teamed with Marion Jones for a relay win will be able to keep their medals, even though Jones was forced to forfeit hers.
Marion Jones signs with WNBA's Tulsa Shock

Marion Jones signs with WNBA's Tulsa Shock

TULSA, Okla., March 10 (UPI) -- Marion Jones, forced to return Olympic medals because of doping violations, signed a contract with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, the team said Wednesday.
IOC reallocates Marion Jones's medals

IOC reallocates Marion Jones's medals

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee has reallocated medals from the 2000 Sydney Games events in which Marion Jones, who has since been disqualified, competed.

Marion Jones out of prison

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. sprinter Marion Jones has been released from a federal prison in Texas after serving a six-month term for lying to prosecutors about using steroids.

Former Olympic sprinter sentenced

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 16 (UPI) -- Former Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery received a 46-month federal prison sentence Friday for his involvement in a check fraud scheme.

Former track star jailed on drug charge

NORFOLK, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Olympic champion Tim Montgomery has been indicted on a federal heroin distribution charge, U.S. authorities said.

Drugs rampant in track & field, case shows

LAREDO, Texas, April 13 (UPI) -- A therapist's testimony at an upcoming doping trial will highlight the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs in U.S. track and field, lawyers say.

Marion Jones' teammates lose medals

BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) -- The women who teamed with admitted steroids user Marion Jones in two relay races at the 2000 Olympic Games have been stripped of their medals.

Cyclist's BALCO trial resumes in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 (UPI) -- The perjury trial of a world-class bicycle racer resumed in San Francisco Wednesday following testimony that she had purchased steroids.
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Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones reacts while walking out of the U.S District Court House in White Plains, New York on October 5, 2007. Jones pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal investigators about taking banned substances. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Marion Lois Jones (born October 12, 1975), also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is a former world champion track and field athlete. She won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia but has since agreed to forfeit all medals and prizes dating back to September 2000 after admitting that she took performance-enhancing drugs.

In October 2007, Jones admitted taking steroids before the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics and acknowledged that she had, in fact, lied when she previously denied steroid use in statements to the press, to various sports agencies, and—most significantly—to two grand juries. One was impaneled to investigate the BALCO "designer steroid" ring, and the other was impaneled to investigate a check fraud ring involving many of the same parties from the BALCO case. As a result of these admissions, Jones accepted a two-year suspension from track and field competition, and announced her retirement from track and field on October 5, 2007.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency stated that the sanction "also requires disqualification of all her competitive results obtained after September 1, 2000, and forfeiture of all medals, results, points and prizes". On October 5, 2007, Jones formally pled guilty to lying to federal agents in the BALCO steroid investigation in the U.S. District Court. On January 11, 2008, Jones was sentenced to 6 months in jail. She began her sentence on March 7, 2008 and was released on September 5, 2008.

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