Jones loses her medals

The International Olympic Committee has stripped sprinter Marion Jones of her five 2000 Olympic medals after she admitted taking banned substances.

The International Olympic Committee has stripped sprinter Marion Jones of her five 2000 Olympic medals after she admitted taking banned substances.

The American athlete's results dating back to September 2000 were erased last month by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

But it was up to the IOC to formally disqualify her and erase her medals.

Jones became the first woman to claim five medals in an Olympics when she won three golds and two bronzes in Sydney.

But she admitted in October that she took steroids ahead of the Games - where she won gold in the 100 metres, 200m and 4x400m relay and bronzes in the long jump and 4x100m relay. She was banned for two years by the IAAF.

The decision to formally strip the disgraced athlete of her medals was announced by IOC president Jacques Rogge at the end of a three-day executive board meeting.

In terms of reallocating the medals, the IOC has yet to determine their course of action. - BBC

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