Marion Jones was a force in track and field. She definitely did her thing in the 100 meter, 200 meter and long jump competitions. At one point, she was the woman everyone wanted to be on the track. She was on her way to greatness. Then something happened that changed it all.
Jones had denied taking steroids time after time after time. But eventually, Jones broke and on Oct. 5, 2007, she finally admitted she had taken steroids in 2000 and 2001. She also pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators and immediately retired following a tearful apology.
Jones also returned the two gold medals she won during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The 100 meter gold medal remains vacant. The 200 meter gold medal went to Pauline Davis-Thompson of the Bahamas and the bronze medal for the long jump went to Tayana Kotova of Russia.