Marion Jones forced to give up the Gold

Track Star Marion Jones forced to return her 5 gold medals.

Marion Jones returned the five Olympic medals she won at the 2000 Sydney Games to the International Olympic Committee, Reuters reported.

Jones’ attorney, Henry DePippo, confirmed in a telephone call with Reuters that the medals had been returned.

The sprinter, who won two golds and three bronzes at the 2000 Olympics, admitted Friday that she had taken a steroid called “the clear” in preparation for the Sydney Games.

The steroid was developed at BALCO, which has been at the center of doping scandals in recent years. Jones said she was given the steroid by her coach, Trevor Graham, who told her it was flaxseed oil. She later learned that it was “the clear.”

Jones, who denied doping for years, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about her steroids use. She is due back in court for sentencing on Jan. 11, when she faces jail time and a fine.

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