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IOC statement on MARION JONES


The IOC has learnt about Marion Jonesís intention to plead guilty to lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing substances during her career.

Since 2004, the IOC has had an open file on the BALCO case Ė it set up a Disciplinary Commission with a view to investigating how the case might have affected Olympic Gamesí competitions. Progress to date has been slow due to difficulties in gathering findings. The information that Marion Jones might provide later today may prove to be key in moving this case forward.


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