U.S. relay runners win Olympic medals appeal
July 17, 2010
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – American sprinters who were stripped of their 2000 Olympics relay medals because teammate Marion Jones was doping have won an appeal to have them restored.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday ruled in favor of the women, who appealed the International Olympic Committee’s decision to disqualify them from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The court says athletics rules in 2000 did not allow teams to be affected by one member’s doping.
In Sydney, Jearl Miles-Clark, Monique Hennagan, LaTasha Colander Clark and Andrea Anderson were part of the squad that won gold in the 4×400 relay.
Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards, Nanceen Perry and Passion Richardson were on the 4×100 bronze medal squad. All but Perry joined the appeal.