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Few athletes in Olympic history have reached such heights and depths as Marion Jones. After starring at the University of North Carolina and winning gold at the 1997 and '99 World Track and Field Championships, her rise to the top culminated at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Jones captivated the world with her beauty, style and athletic dominance, sprinting and jumping to three gold medals and two bronze. Eventually though, her accomplishments and her reputation would be tarnished. For years, Jones denied the increasing speculation that she used performance-enhancing drugs. But in October 2007, she finally admitted what so many had long suspected - that she had indeed used steroids. Calling herself a liar and a cheat in a federal courtroom, Jones was sentenced to 6 months in prison for lying to federal investigators and soon saw her Olympic achievements disqualified. Now a free woman once again, Jones is running in a new direction in life and taking time to reflect. Director John Singleton will focus on the rise, fall and re-birth of Marion Jones, including her desire to slow down and come clean about her mistakes. Rebuilding her life with her new husband and children, Jones is determined to be a model of perseverance. watch

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Former Olympic track star Marion Jones talks with Jon about finding a road to redemption after her career-ending performance enhancing drug conviction. watch

Disgraced Olympian Marion Jones Let Off Easy in ESPN Documentary

America loves a comeback story and few can compete with the tumultuous rise, fall and return of Marion Jones. Once a media darling, the disgraced Olympic sprinter lost the five medals she won at the 2000 Summer Games after admitting she used performance-enhancing drugs. When Jones had previously lied about that to federal investigators (as well as her role in a check-fraud case), she was sentenced to six months in prison. After a difficult incarceration that included a demoralizing seven-week stint in solitary confinement, she was more


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Year Title Description
2010 Dr. Phil: Living a Lie
Season 9, Episode 59
Episode, Guest
2010 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Episode
Season 15, Episode 146
Episode, Guest
2005 ESPN Town Hall Meeting TV Show Series, Panelist
2003 SportsFigures: Hitting/metric system Episode, Guest
2001 The Life: Marion Jones Episode, Subject (person only)

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Marion Jones Brings Her Steroid Sob Story to Oprah

As expected, Oprah did not go all James Frey on Marion Jones on Wednesday, instead asking the disgraced Olympic track star mostly softball questions. Jones, who is set to serve six months for lying to federal investigators about steroid use and her involvement in a money-laundering scheme, sat for her first interview since being sentenced on Jan. 11.Jones, who has two young children, had hoped for probation given the humiliation she has suffered since admitting her guilt in October. But U.S. District Court judge Kenneth M. Karas refused to let her off the hook, telling her "people live with their choices and the choice not to play by the rules has been compounded by the choice to break the law."Jones won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics (all of which she's given back to the International Olympic Committee), and claims that was the year she began using steroids. Her performances dating back to 1997 and 1998 seem to indicate that might not be the whole truth. It's unfortunate t... read more


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