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Marion Lois Jones , also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is an American former world champion track and field athlete and a former professional basketball player for Tulsa Shock in the WNBA. She won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but was later stripped of the titles after admitting to steroid use. Jones did retain her three gold medals as a world champion from 1997 and 1999.

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Jones in 2000
Personal information
Born (1975-10-12) October 12, 1975 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Country United States
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump

Marion Lois Jones (born October 12, 1975), also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is an American former world champion track and field athlete and a former professional basketball player for Tulsa Shock in the WNBA. She won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but was later stripped of the titles after admitting to steroid use. Jones did retain her three gold medals as a world champion from 1997 and 1999.

At the time of her admission and subsequent guilty plea, Marion Jones was one of the most famous athletes to be linked to the BALCO scandal. The case against BALCO covered more than 20 top level athletes, including Jones's ex-husband, shot putter C.J. Hunter, and 100 m sprinter Tim Montgomery, the father of Jones's first child.

2000 Olympics 100m Final Marion Jones 10 75 Sydney, Australia YouTube

Marion Jones and Lance Armstrong's Doping Confession | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network

Marion Jones, a gold medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games, broke the hearts of millions when she admitted that she'd used performance-enhancing drugs.

Women's 100m Final - 1999 IAAF World Championships

Women's 100m Final - 1999 IAAF World Championships featuring Marion Jones and Inger Miller (USA) and Ekaterini Thanou (GRE)

Marion Jones - 200m Final - Sydney 2000

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2007: Marion Jones admits to doping

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