Posts Tagged ‘marion jones’

Literally… okay, sorry for the bad joke. Jones signed a 1 year contract to the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA this week. Apparently Jones played basketball before her Olympic endeavors, and is getting back to the sport after successfully serving her prison term. She was jailed both for lying about using steroids to help her win 5 Olympic medals and involvement in related fraud. Check out the story here.

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With the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver just a few days away, I thought it would be interesting to see whats being said about steroid use among athletes. Using any kind of performance enhancing drug is strictly prohibited by the Olympic Committee, but that hasn’t stopped some from trying to get away with it.

Looking back into recent years, the biggest scandals of the Olympics that come to mind are the Chinese gymnasts of 2008 and the Michael Phelps bong photo controversy. I also remember Marion Jones losing all of her medals after it was discovered she used performance enhancing drugs several years ago (she also had to serve jail time).


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