Marion Jones' Teammates Paying for Her Crime

Former relay athletes stripped of Olympic medals
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2008 9:42 AM CDT
The IOC stripped the medals of the U.S. women's 1600 meter relay team Thursday April 10, 2008 because of Marion Jones' doping history.    (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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(Newser) – The consequences of Marion Jones’ doping offenses reached further yesterday when the International Olympic Committee laid down the law and stripped her former relay teammates of their medals—this after Jones’ was stripped of hers late last year. The runners, with Jones, won gold in the 4x400-meter relay and bronze in the 400 relay at the 2000 Olympic Games.

"The decision was based on the fact that they were part of a team, that Marion Jones was disqualified from the Sydney Games due to her own admission that she was doping during those games," said IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies. The next IOC board meeting is this June in Athens, where the matter will likely be discussed further. (Read more Marion Jones stories.)