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Marion Jones was born October 12, 1975 is a former worldchampion track and field athlete. She won five medals at the 2000 SummerOlympics in Sydney, Australia but has since agreed to forfeit all medals andprizes dating back to September 2000 after admitting that she took performance-enhancingdrugs.
In October 2007, Jones admitted taking steroids before theSydney 2000 Summer Olympics and acknowledged that she had, in fact, lied whenshe previously denied steroid use in statements to the press, to various sportsagencies, andmost significantlyto two grand juries. One was impaneled toinvestigate the BALCO designer steroid ring, and the other wasimpaneled to investigate a check fraud ring involving many of the same partiesfrom the BALCO case. As a result of these admissions, Jones accepted a two-yearsuspension from track and field competition, and announced her retirement fromtrack and field on October 5, 2007.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency stated that thesanction also requires disqualification of all her competitive resultsobtained after September 1, 2000, and forfeiture of all medals, results, pointsand prizes. On October 5, 2007, Jones formally pled guilty to lying tofederal agents in the BALCO steroid investigation in the U.S. District Court.On January 11, 2008, Jones was sentenced to 6 months in jail. She began hersentence on March 7, 2008 and was released on September 5, 2008.
At the time of her admission and subsequent guilty plea,Marion Jones was one of the most famous people to be linked to the BALCOinvestigation. 41 days later, Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds wasindicted on one count of obstruction of justice and four counts of perjurylinked to his own testimony before the BALCO Grand Jury in December 2003.
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