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Marion Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American track and field athlete of Belizean descent. She was the winner of five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, which she later relinquished after admitting to steroid use[1]. At the time of her admission and subsequent plea, Marion Jones was one of the most famous names to be indicted in by the Federal grand jury tasked with the BALCO investigation. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The 6th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece between August 1 and August 10, 1997. ... The 6th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece between August 1 and August 10, 1997. ... The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. ... The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ...


In October 2007, Jones admitted to having taken steroids before the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. 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[2]. 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 pleaded guilty to lying to Federal investigators in the BALCO steroid investigation in the U.S. District Court[3]. In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which began operations on 1 October 2000, is a non-governmental agency responsible for implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code in the United States. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) is a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, USA. The company achieved infamy due to a long investigation in accusations that the lab provided anabolic steroids and other banned performance-enhancing drugs to athletes, many famous. ... The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.) is the federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the following counties: New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan. ...

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Personal life

Jones, who holds dual citizenship in the United States and Belize (her mother's home country), is a 1997 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, she met and began dating one of the track coaches, shot putter C. J. Hunter. Hunter was forced to resign his position at UNC-CH due to university rules prohibiting coach/athlete dating. Jones and Hunter were married October 3, 1998, and trained for the 2000 Summer Olympics, to be held in Sydney, Australia, together with their new athletic coach Trevor Graham, who would later gain notoriety for his role in providing both athletes with BALCO designer undetectible steroids ("The Cream", "The Clear") and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with a sample of BALCO's most successful product, THG (a.k.a. "The Clear"). Hunter was banned from competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics after testing positive for nandrolone, a banned anabolic steroid; as late as 2004, Hunter still denied the charges and was attempting to gain access to the results to see if they could be analyzed further[4]. Jones would later write in her autobiography, Marion Jones: Life in the Fast Lane, that Hunter's positive drug tests hurt their marriage and her image as a drug-free athlete. The couple divorced in 2002. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ... Cottrell J. Hunter, III (born December 14, 1968, in Washington, D.C.) is a former American shot putter and coach. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Trevor Graham is a Jamaican-born athletics coach, based in the United States. ... The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which began operations on 1 October 2000, is a non-governmental agency responsible for implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code in the United States. ... Tetrahydrogestrinone (often referred to as THG or the clear) is an anabolic steroid. ... Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid occurring naturally in the human body, albeit in small quantities. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 28, 2003, Marion Jones gave birth to a son, Tim Montgomery Jr., with then-boyfriend Tim Montgomery. Montgomery was a world class sprinter himself and had broken the 100 m World Record in 2002. Because of her pregnancy, Jones missed the 2003 World Championships, but spent a year preparing for the 2004 Olympics. Montgomery, who did not qualify for the 2004 Olympic Track and Field team due to poor performance, was charged by USADA, as part of the investigation into the BALCO doping scandal, with receiving and using banned performance enhancing drugs and sought a four-year suspension for Montgomery. Montgomery fought the ban but lost in on December 13, 2005, receiving a two-year ban from track and field competition; the Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS) also ordered all results, records, medals, etc., from March 31, 2001 onward stripped from Montgomery. Montgomery later announced his retirement. The investigation into Montgomery's illegal substance use once more called into question Marion Jones' own protests about not using steroids and never having been tested positive for steroids, especially in light of former trainer Trevor Graham's increasingly visible role in the BALCO case. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy Montgomery (born January 25, 1975) is a former American athlete and 100 m record holder. ... World Record Progression 100 m Men (1912-2005) with a logarithmic regression estimating: Time/100m = -0. ... This article is about human pregnancy in biological females. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) is a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, USA. The company achieved fame due to a long investigation in accusations that the lab provided anabolic steroids and other banned performance enhancing drugs to athletes, many famous. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


On February 24, 2007, she married Barbadian sprinter and fellow 2000 Olympic medalist (bronze, 100m race) Obadele Thompson in a small, quiet ceremony in the rural North Carolina town of Wilson's Mills[5]. Their first child together was born in July 2007[6]. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Barbados (disambiguation). ... Obadele Thompson (born March 30, 1976) is a sprint athlete from Barbados. ... Wilsons Mills is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ...


Sports career

In high school, Jones won the California state championship in the 100 meters four years in a row, representing Rio Mesa and Thousand Oaks high schools. She was successfully defended by lawyer-to-the-stars Johnnie Cochran on charges of doping during her high school track career.[7] For other uses, see 1 E2 m. ... Rio Mesa High School Rio Mesa High School is located in Oxnard, California and is within the Oxnard Union High School District. ... Thousand Oaks High School is a high school established in 1962 and located in Thousand Oaks, California. ... Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. ...


She was invited to participate in the 1992 Olympic trials, and, after her showing in the 200m finals, would have made the team as an alternate in the 4x100m relays, but she refused the invitation. After winning further statewide sprint titles, she accepted a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina in basketball, where she helped the team win the NCAA championship in her freshman year. Jones "red shirted" her 1996 basketball season to concentrate on track. After Jones lost her spot on the 1996 Olympic team because of an injury, she decided to concentrate on track and field. A 200 metre race is a sprint running event. ... The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. ... Sprints are short running races in athletics. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... This refers to the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ...

Marion Jones (far left) during the 1999 World Championships
Marion Jones (far left) during the 1999 World Championships

She excelled at her first major international competition, winning the 100 meter at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, while finishing 10th in the long jump. At the 1999 World Championships, Jones attempted to win four titles, but injured herself in the 200 m after a gold in the 100 m and a long jump bronze. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. ... The 6th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece between August 1 and August 10, 1997. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. ...


Then in Sydney, Jones told the press that she was aiming for five gold medals. As it was considered a possibility by fans and pundits alike, she was a media darling during the Olympics. However, she finished with three golds and two bronzes, still an astonishing feat which had never been achieved by a female athlete before.


In years to come, her victories were tainted by rumors that Jones was using performance-enhancing drugs at the time. Her ex-husband Hunter, an Olympic shot-putter and confessed steroid user, testified under oath that he had seen her inject drugs into her stomach in the Olympic Village in Sydney, and her coach Trevor Graham was involved in a major drug scandal that broke in 2005, which implicated baseball player Barry Bonds, sprinters Tim Montgomery, Chryste Gaines, Kelli White, and others, many of whom admitted to using illegal drugs while competing. Jones vehemently denied using performance-enhancing drugs until her confession in 2007. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances used by athletes to improve their performances in the sports in which they engage. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ... An Olympic Park is a venue or group of venues set up when a country hosts the Olympic Games. ... Trevor Graham is a Jamaican-born athletics coach, based in the United States. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Timothy Montgomery (born January 25, 1975) is a former American athlete and 100 m record holder. ... Chryste Gaines is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. ... Kelli White (born April 1, 1977) is an American sprinter. ...


A dominant force in women's sprinting, Jones was upset in the 100 meter sprint at the 2001 World Championships, as Ukrainian Zhanna Pintusevich-Block beat her for her first loss in the event in six years; Pintusevich-Block was one of the names revealed by Victor Conte during the BALCO scandals. Jones, however, did claim the gold in both the 200m and 4 x 100m. The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... Zhanna Pintusevich-Block (born on July 6, 1972, in Nezhin, Ukraine) is a sprinter that has competed in the Olympic Games. ... Victor Conte is the founder and president of Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO), a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, which the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) says developed the banned steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG). ...


On her 2004 Olympics experience, Jones said "It's extremely disappointing, words can't put it into perspective."[8] She came in fifth in the long jump and competed in the women's 4 x 100 m relay where they swept past the competition in the preliminaries only to miss a baton pass in the final race. Jones promised that her latest defeat would not be the end of her Olympic efforts, and reasserted in May 2005 that winning a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics remained her "ultimate goal." The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The long jump at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 25 and August 27. ... The Womens 4 x 100 m relay races at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 26 and August 27. ...


May 2006 saw Jones run 11.06 at altitude but into a headwind in her season debut and beat Veronica Campbell and Lauryn Williams in subsequent 100m events. By July 8, 2006, Jones appeared to be in top form; she won the 100m dash at Gaz de France with a a time of 10.93 seconds. It was her fastest time in almost four years. Three days later, Jones once more improved on her personal best time at the Rome IIAF Golden League (10.91 seconds), but lost to Jamaica's Sherone Simpson, who clocked 10.87. Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ... Lauryn Williams (born September 11, 1983 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gaz de France is a French company which specializes in the transportatino and distribution of natural gas. ... Sherone Simpson (born August 12, 1984) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ...


Use of performance enhancing drugs

For years, Jones was coached by controversial speed coach Trevor Graham, whose Sprint Capitol running organization in North Carolina has been wracked by drug suspensions and who himself is being investigated by a federal grand jury. For a time, Jones also worked out with renegade Canadian coach Charlie Francis, who admitted providing drugs to Ben Johnson, the Canadian sprinter who tested positive for steroids after setting a world record in the 100-meter race at the 1988 Games in Seoul[9]. She then worked with Steven Riddick, who has coached other athletes involved in drug scandals, including Tim Montgomery, Myriam Léonie Mani, and Aziz Zakari. Trevor Graham is a Jamaican-born athletics coach, based in the United States. ... Charlie Francis, a former sprinter was coach to a number of Canadian sprinters including Ben Johnson. ... Benjamin Sinclair Ben Johnson CM (born December 30, 1961) is a controversial former Canadian athlete, best known for his disqualification for doping use after winning the 100 m final in the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... Steven Earl Steve Riddick (born September 18, 1951) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics. ... Timothy Montgomery (born January 25, 1975) is a former American athlete and 100 m record holder. ... Myriam Léonie Mani (born May 21, 1977) is a Cameroonian athlete who competes in the sprints distances. ... Aziz Zakari (born September 2, Ghanaian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. ...


On December 3, 2004, Victor Conte, the founder of BALCO, appeared in an interview with Martin Bashir on ABC's 20/20. In the interview, Conte told a national audience that he had personally given Jones five different illegal performance enhancing drugs before, during and after the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In the course of investigative research, San Francisco-base reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada reported Jones had received banned drugs from BALCO, citing documentary evidence and testimony from Jones's ex-husband, disgraced Olympian C.J. Hunter, who claims to have seen her inject herself with the steroids.[10] is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victor Conte is the founder and president of Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO), a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, which the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) says developed the banned steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG). ... The Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) is a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, USA. The company achieved infamy due to a long investigation in accusations that the lab provided anabolic steroids and other banned performance-enhancing drugs to athletes, many famous. ... Martin Bashir interviewing Michael Jackson Martin Bashir (born January 19, 1963 ) , in London) is a British journalist of Pakistani descent. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the television show. ... Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada are reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle who co-authored the book Game of Shadows, which chronicled baseball slugger Barry Bondss steroid use. ...


According to Hunter's 2004 testimony before a Federal grand jury, Jones' use of banned drugs began well before Sydney.[11] Initially, he told the investigators, Jones obtained EPO from Graham, who he said had a Mexican connection for the drug. Later, Hunter said, Graham met Conte, who began providing the coach with BALCO drugs that he distributed to Jones and other Sprint Capitol athletes. Still later, Hunter told federal investigators, Jones began receiving drugs directly from Conte. Erythropoietin (IPA pronunciation: , alternative pronunciations: ) or EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that is a cytokine for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow. ...


Allegedly, Jones stopped receiving services from BALCO when her trainer became upset with Conte.[citation needed] Jones had never failed a drug test using the then-existing testing procedures, and insufficient evidence was found to bring charges regarding other untested performance enhancing drugs.


2006 EPO tests

At the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis on June 23, 2006, an "A" sample of Marion Jones' urine tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a banned performance-enhancer. This was reported by The Washington Post, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the results. Jones withdrew from the Weltklasse Golden League meet in Switzerland, citing "personal reasons." Jones denied using performance-enhancing drugs. She retained lawyer Howard Jacobs, who has represented many athletes in doping cases, including Tim Montgomery and cyclist Floyd Landis. On September 6, 2006, Jones' lawyers announced that her "B" sample had tested negative, which cleared her from the doping allegations.[12] USA Track and Field is the authority on track and field events within the United States. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Erythropoietin (IPA pronunciation: , alternative pronunciations: ) or EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that is a cytokine for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... Weltklasse Zürich is an annual athletics meeting at the Letzigrund in Zürich that takes place in August. ... Floyd Landis (born October 14, 1975) is an American cyclist. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Admission of steroid use

On October 5, 2007, Jones admitted to lying to federal agents about her use of steroids prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics and pled guilty at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (in White Plains).[3] She confessed to Judge Kenneth Karras that she had made false statements regarding the BALCO case and a check-fraud case. For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the chemical family of steroids. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... For other places with the same name, see White Plains (disambiguation). ... The Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) is a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, USA. The company achieved infamy due to a long investigation in accusations that the lab provided anabolic steroids and other banned performance-enhancing drugs to athletes, many famous. ...


She was released on her own recognizance but was required to surrender both her U.S. and Belizian passports, pending sentencing in January. Although a maximum sentence of five years could be imposed, the prosecution has recommended no more than six months as part of Jones' plea bargain.[13] In British and American law, the term recognizance is usually employed to describe an obligation of record, entered into before some court or magistrate duly authorized, whereby the party bound acknowledges (recognizes) that s/he owes a personal debt to the government or Crown, with a defeasance, subject to a...


In the BALCO case, she had denied to Federal investigators her use of the steroid Tetrahydrogestrinone, known as "The Clear", or "THG", from 1999, but claimed she was given the impression she was taking a flaxseed oil supplement for two years while coach Trevor Graham supplied her with the substance. In a published letter, Jones said she had used steroids until she stopped training with Graham at the end of 2002. She said she lied when federal agents questioned her in 2003 because she panicked when they presented her with a sample of "The Clear".[14] Tetrahydrogestrinone (often referred to as THG or the clear) is an anabolic steroid. ... Linseed oil is a yellowish drying oil derived from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae). ...


In a press conference on the steps of the courthouse following her October 5 guilty plea, the disgraced athlete tearfully apologized, saying "...with a great amount of shame...I stand before you and tell you that I have betrayed your trust...and you have the right to be angry with me... I have let my country down and I have let myself down."[13] For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ...


Peter Ueberroth, Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, reacted by issuing a statement calling on Jones to "immediately step forward and return the Olympic medals she won while competing in violation of the rules". Ueberroth said her "...admission is long overdue and underscores the shame and dishonor that are inherent with cheating". The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is expected to strip her of the three gold and two bronze medals she won at the 2000 Summer Olympics, before the January sentencing date.[13] Ueberroth (front right) watches President Ronald Reagan throw the first pitch prior to a game. ... The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various international sports federations. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...


Her admission of doping could possibly cost her other accolades earned in the past, such as her numerous world championship medals.[15] IAAF president Lamine Diack said in a statement that, "Marion Jones will be remembered as one of the biggest frauds in sporting history."[16] Doping is generally the practice of adding impurities to something. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ...


On October 8, 2007, a source confirmed that Marion Jones surrendered her five medals from the 2000 Summer Olympics.[1] On the same day, Peter Ueberroth said that all the relay medals should be returned, but it is up to the International Olympic Committee to make that decision. [3] In addition, Jones has now been ordered to forfeit all awards and medals received after September 1, 2000 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The IOC has yet to determine what will be done with the forfeit medals at present.[17] is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Financial troubles

Seven years after winning a women's record five Olympic track and field medals and snagging multimillion-dollar endorsement deals, Marion Jones was broke.[18] According to the Associated Press, Jones is heavily in debt and fighting off court judgments, according to recent court records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Last year a bank foreclosed on her $2.5-million mansion in an area of Chapel Hill, N.C., where Michael Jordan was a neighbor. She was also forced to sell two other properties, including her mother's house, to raise money. In her prime, Jones was one of track's first female sports millionaires, typically earning between $70,000 and $80,000 a race, plus at least another $1 million from race bonuses and endorsement deals.[19] This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Involvement in alleged check-counterfeiting scheme

In July 2006, Jones was linked to an check-counterfeiting scheme that led to criminal charges against her coach and ex-boyfriend Montgomery.[20] Documents showed that a $25,000 check made out to Jones was deposited in her bank account as part of the alleged multimillion-dollar scheme. [21] Prosecutors allege that funds were sent to Jones' track coach, Steven Riddick, in Virginia, then funneled back to New York through a network of "friends, relatives and associates."[22] Riddick was arrested in February on money-laundering charges. According to the indictment and subsequent documents filed with the court, the link to Jones was made through one of Riddick's business partners, Nathaniel Alexander. Check Fraud refers to a category of criminal acts that involve making the unlawful use of one or more check or checking accounts in order to illegally acquire or borrow funds that do not exist within the account balance or account-holders legal ownership. ... Steven Earl Steve Riddick (born September 18, 1951) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Money laundering, the metaphorical cleaning of money with regard to appearances in law, is the practice of engaging in specific financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source, and/or destination of money, and is a main operation of underground economy. ...


On October 5, 2007, Jones plead guilty to making false statements to IRS Special Agent Jeff Novitzky leading the ongoing BALCO investigation in California. Jones claimed she had never taken performance-enhancing drugs. “That was a lie, your honor,” she said from the defense table. The Federal Government, through grand juries, has been investigating steroid abuse since 2003. The trial related to Jones' admission of perjury is scheduled for November 26, 2007 in California.[23] For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Jones also pleaded guilty to making false statements about her knowledge of a check-cashing scheme to the New York U.S. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Erik Rosenblatt leading a broad financial investigation that already convicted Jones' father of her child, former world record holder and "World's Fastest Man, Tim Montgomery. Montgomery was striped of this title after he received a 2 year ban for steroid use learned during the BALCO investigation; her sports agent, Charles Wells, and her coach, 1976 Olympic gold medalist, Steven Riddick. Timothy Montgomery (born January 25, 1975) is a former American athlete and 100 m record holder. ... For a man that broke the bank at Monte Carlo, see Charles Wells (gambler) Charles Wells is a British brewery founded in 1876 by Charles Wells in Bedford, England. ... Steven Earl Steve Riddick (born September 18, 1951) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics. ...


Jones is now expected to testify against her former coach, Trevor Graham, who is awaiting trial in San Francisco on charges that he lied to federal agents.[24] Trevor Graham is a Jamaican-born athletics coach, based in the United States. ...


Personal bests

Date Event Venue Time Note
September 12, 1998 100 m Johannesburg, South Africa 10.65 altitude aided
August 22, 1999 100 m Seville, Spain 10.70
September 11, 1998 200 m Johannesburg, South Africa 21.62 altitude aided
August 13, 1997 200 m Zürich, Switzerland 21.76
April 22, 2001 300 m Walnut, California 35.68
April 16, 2000 400 m Walnut, California 49.59
May 31, 1998 Long jump Eugene, Oregon 7.31 m

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Individual achievements

Year Meeting Venue Place Event Result
1992 IAAF World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 5th 100 m
7th 200 m
1997 IAAF World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 100 m 10.83
10th Long jump
1998 IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 100 m 10.65A
1st 200 m 21.62A
2nd Long jump 7.00A
1999 IAAF World Championships Sevilla, Spain 1st 100 m 10.70
3rd Long jump 6.83
2000 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia Disqualified 100 m 10.75
Disqualified 200 m 21.84
Disqualified Long jump 6.92
2001 IAAF World Championships Edmonton, Canada Disqualified 100 m 10.85
Disqualified 200 m 22.39
2002 IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain Disqualified 100 m 10.90
  • Jones surrendered all awards received after September 1, 2000 by order of the U.S. Anti Doping Agency after pleading guilty to a doping scandal.[25]

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Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Cherry, Gene. "Jones returns 2000 Olympic medals", Yahoo Sports, October 8, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-08. 
  2. ^ Reuters. "Jones Pleads Guilty In Steroid Case", New York Times, October 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b Schmidt, Michael S. and Lynn Zinser. "Jones Pleads Guilty to Lying About Drugs", New York Times, October 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. 
  4. ^ {{cite news|accessdate=2007-11-16 |url=http://www.blackathlete.com/Track&Field/index.shtml |title=Hunter: 'It's been going on for a long, long time' |date=2004-08-28 |author=Webby, Sean |work=Black Athlete Sports Network }}
  5. ^ Cherry, Gene. "Sprinters Jones and Thompson married, says minister", Reuters, March 7, 2007. 
  6. ^ http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0710/05/cnr.06.html
  7. ^ Dick Patrick (2007-10-05). Until now, Jones had been steadfast in doping denials. USA Today.
  8. ^ sportsillustrated.com
  9. ^ sfgate.com
  10. ^ Fainaru-Wada, M. & Williams L. Game of Shadows Gotham Books, 2006, p.234-235
  11. ^ Sprinter Jones failed drug test. sfgate.com.
  12. ^ sportsillustrated.com
  13. ^ a b c (October 6, 2007) "Jones Admits to Doping and Enters Guilty Plea". New York Times Sports Section: B12. 
  14. ^ Amy Shipley (2007) Marion Jones Admits to Steroid Use, The Washington Post; October 4
  15. ^ IOC and track authorities set to move to take Jones' medals after doping admissions.
  16. ^ Associated Press, "IAAF decries Jones' tainted legacy", October 8, 2007
  17. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=ap-jones-dopingrun&prov=ap&type=lgns
  18. ^ Former Olympian, track millionaire Jones now broke. CBS Sports.
  19. ^ American Olympic sprinter Marion Jones is facing bankruptcy.
  20. ^ usatoday.com
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ msnbc
  23. ^ [sportsbiznews.blogspot.com/2006_05_07_archive.html]
  24. ^ [2]
  25. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=ap-jones-dopingrun&prov=ap&type=lgns

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Should anyone feel sorry for Marion Jones? - 10/11/2007 - MiamiHerald.com (1077 words)
Jones, convincing in her denials that she was a drug cheat, was equally firm as she pleaded guilty to charges of lying to federal investigators about her ingestion of steroids and, in another case, her involvement in a bank fraud scheme.
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Marion Jones, born in 1975, American track-and-field athlete, one of the fastest female sprinters in the history of the sport.
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In 2002 the rumors were revived when Jones and her boyfriend, U.S. sprinter Tim Montgomery, began training with a coach who had previously worked with Ben Johnson, the Canadian track star who was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold medal and eventually banned from the sport for using steroids.
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