Marion Jones Returns Medals; Accepts Ban

UNDATED (AP) _ Olympic champion Marion Jones has given up the
five medals she won at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia.
The three gold medals and two bronzes were handed over to U.S.
Olympic Committee and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials. The USOC
will return them to the International Olympic Committee.
It will be up to the IOC to decide what to do with the medals
and whether to vacate Jones' results from Sydney, which could cost
her relay teammates medals, too.
Jones pleaded guilty last Friday to lying to federal
investigators about using steroids.
She also accepted a two-year ban and agreed to forfeit any
results dating back to September first of 2000.
Her 100-meter win and long jump bronze medal at the 1999 world
championships will stand.

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