Jones faces action from IOC, IAAF

Updated: 11 October 2007 15:43 IST

Even though she's handed back her Olympic medals, the shaming of Marion Jones isn't over yet.

Jones faces action from IOC, IAAF

London:

Even though she's handed back her Olympic medals, the shaming of Marion Jones isn't over yet.

International Olympic and track and field officials are prepared to wipe her name officially from the record books, strip her of her world championship medals, pursue her for prize money and appearance fees and possibly ban her from future Olympics in any capacity.

Meantime, Jones' relay teammates also stand to lose their medals, while disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou seems likely to be promoted to the 100-metre gold medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Jones gave back the five medals she won at the Sydney Games on Monday following her admission that she was a drug cheat, and also agreed to forfeit all results, medals and prizes dating back to September 1, 2000.

The US Olympic Committee now will return the medals to the International Olympic Committee, which will decide what to do with them. Jones won golds in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 1,600 relay in Sydney, as well as bronzes in the 400 relay and long jump.

The IOC and International Association of Athletics Federations said on Tuesday they will move forward with their procedures for disqualifying Jones and revising the results from the Olympics and world championships.

The IAAF has authority over results at the Olympics, while the IOC controls the medals.

The IOC, which opened an investigation into Jones after she was linked to the BALCO steroids scandal in 2004, can act now that she has confessed and surrendered the medals.



Topics : Athletics
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