Marion Jones to pay 700 000$ for cheating

November 23, 2007 6:50pm CST
Her career in disgrace and a prison sentence possibly looming, Marion Jones can longer even take solace in seeing her name beside her greatest feats in the record books. What's more, track and field's governing body also wants Jones -- who insists she is broke -- to pay back about $700,000 of her winnings. The International Association of Athletics Federation on Friday annulled all of her results dating to September 2000, including her Olympic and world championship titles, because of doping and told her to return her prize money from that period. The organization also recommended that Jones' relay teammates be disqualified and lose their medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She has returned her five Olympic medals and agreed to forfeit all results dating to Sept. 1, 2000. Do you agree with their decision, although she did cheat, her teammates did nt. I don't think it is fair to take away their medals that they worked so har to earn. I also think it doesn't make too much sense to have her pay back money. Drug testing was done before the race and at the time they believed she was "clear". Who knows how many others used a similar substance and got away with it? Source: yahoo news
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