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Marion Jones

Track and Field Athlete and Drug Cheat Marion Jones

Profession: Track and Field Athlete and Drug Cheat

United States of America

Biography: Former world champion track and field athlete who won 3 gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but was later stripped of the titles after admitting doping.

Born: October 12, 1975
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 46 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 2007-02-24 Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

Historical Events

  • 2000-05-25 Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Tiger Woods; Sportswoman: Marion Jones (rescinded); Team: Manchester United FC
  • 2001-02-12 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win
  • 2001-08-06 Two-time champion Marion Jones is disqualified and has her string of 42 consecutive 100m final victories snapped by Zhanna Pintusevich-Block of Ukraine at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada
  • 2007-10-05 After years of angry denials, triple gold medal winning American sprinter Marion Jones admits she used steroids 2000-01; pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators; announces retirement in tearful apology; medals returned to USOC

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