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US sprinters to get ruling on 2000 Olympics medals

US sprinters to get ruling on 2000 Olympics medals

Seven American runners will find out on Friday if they have won back Olympic relay medals stripped from them because of doping by teammate Marion Jones.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will issue its ruling on the appeal against the athletes' disqualification from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee nullified their results and took back the medals in 2007 after Jones admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.
Jones lost gold in the 4x400 relay and bronze in the 4x100, plus her individual golds in the 100 and 200 meters and long jump bronze.
Lawyers for the relay runners said the sport's rule book in 2000 prevented teams from being disqualified for one person's doping.


Updated : 2021-04-14 18:47 GMT+08:00