MARION JONES

  • Athletes who were made to pay for dope taint August 27, 2012

    August 25, 2012, was a black day in cycling history when the legendary Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and handed a life ban from the game. The cycling world was mortified the moment the inspirational motivator and iconic Armstrong was tagged as a dope...
  • Marion Jones's Sydney medals to be reallocated December 9, 2009

    Berlin: Marion Jones's Sydney Olympic individual sprint and long jump medals will be reallocated this week but her 100m gold will not be given to Greece's Katerina Thanou due to her own involvement in doping. A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) source told Reuters on Tuesday that its Executive Board, meeting...
  • Coe says Jones's jail sentence a positive step January 13, 2008

    London: Marion Jones's drugs disgrace has been a wakeup call for US athletics, IAAF vicepresident Sebastian Coe said on Sunday. Jones, who has been stripped of the five medals she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, was given a sixmonth prison sentence on Friday for lying to federal investigators over...
  • Olympian Marion Jones jailed for lying January 12, 2008

    White Plains (New York): Disgraced US sprinter Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for lying to federal prosecutors about her steroid use, a stunning downfall for the fivetime Olympic medalist. US District Court Judge Kenneth Karas imposed the sentence after Jones, 32, pleaded guilty to...
  • Disgraced Olympian Jones gets 6month jail sentence January 11, 2008

    White Plains (New York): Marion Jones was sentenced on Friday to six months in prison for lying about using steroids and a checkfraud scam, despite her plea that she not be separated from her two young children "even for a short period of time." "I ask you to be as merciful...
  • Marion Jones stripped of all Olympic medals December 12, 2007

    Lausanne (Switzerland): The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday stripped US sprinter Marion Jones of her five Sydney 2000 Olympics medals after she admitted in court in October to taking banned substances. "She is disqualified and scrapped from the results," IOC President Jacques Rogge told reporters after an executive board meeting....
  • Jones stripped of all results since 2000 Olympics November 24, 2007

    Monaco: American sprinter Marion Jones was stripped of all her results since September 1, 2000, on Friday after admitting last month that she had taken banned drugs before winning five medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) governing council ruled that all Jones's results since...
  • USOC apologises for Marion Jones revelation October 10, 2007

    New Delhi: After Marion Jones' admission of having taken steroids, the United States' Olympic Chief Peter Ueberroth apologised to the organisers and other competitors of the Sydney 2000 Games. The USOC Chairman also said that his organisation was making a pledge that the US team would be drugfree at the 2008...
  • Marion Jones handed out 2year ban October 9, 2007

    Marion Jones has been handed out a 2year ban by the US AntiDoping Agency after she admitted to having taken banned substances. Jones has also been stripped of the Olympic medals she won at the 2000 Olympics. Her lawyer confirmed that she had returned the medals. Jones had won...
  • Marion Jones admits doping, faces jail term October 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Marion Jones once had the athletics world at her feet but after a stunning admission that she lied about using illegal substances, she now faces losing her Olympic medals and may even be sent to jail. From being the fastest woman in the world, to a selfadmitted drugs offender;...
  • Marion's 'B' negative, no dope found September 7, 2006

    Raleigh (North Carolina): Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones was cleared of doping on Wednesday after her 'B' sample tested negative for the banned bloodboosting drug EPO. Jones's initial sample had tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) at the US championships in Indianapolis in June. The 30yearold could have faced a...
  • Sprinter Marion Jones fails drug test August 19, 2006

    North Carolina (USA): Triple Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones has failed an initial doping test, a source familiar with the test said. The positive test of Jones's A sample occurred at the June US championships in Indianapolis, the source, who did not wish to be identified, said. US media reported the bloodboosting...