Jones Further Scrubbed From Olympics Books

Track star's medals formally revoked; she's banned from Beijing
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 5:38 PM CST

(Newser) – Marion Jones had already returned the five medals—three gold, two bronze—she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; today, the International Olympic Committee made that disgrace official, formally stripping the admitted drug cheat of the hardware. "She is disqualified and scrapped from the results,” said the IOC president, who banned Jones from attending 2008's Beijing Olympics in any capacity.

The committee also erased a fifth-place long jump finish, and it claimed authority to institute a lifetime Olympic ban in the future. Today's formal move could change the medal status of three dozen athletes. Jones has also pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators; she’s expected to be sentenced to three to six months in prison. (Read more Marion Jones stories.)