Olympic Committee Wants Medals Back After Admitted Steroid Use

Officials in the sports world are calling Olympic gold-medalist Marion Jones' admission to using steroids bittersweet and sad.

On Oct. 5, Jones admitted in federal court to using steroids, pleading guilty to lying to federal investigators about it.

She later announced her retirement and offered a tearful apology.

The president of the International Olympic Committee says it's a sad day for sports.

The U.S. Olympic Committee is calling for Jones to immediately return the Olympic medals she won while she was using steroids.

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on the federal charges January 11.

Prosecutors have suggested they'll seek a maximum of six months in jail.


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