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Marion Jones teammates from the Sydney Olympics will have their relay gold medals returned, according to the Court of Arbitraton for Sport.
I always thought that for the sports law cases, the jury should always be fellow athletes, not some stuffy French speaking guys in Switzerland. Don get me wrong, I like the Swiss. The chocolate is awesome. But these are athletes vs. athletes,
and I think they all understand the level of what going on here.
My proposal You accused/caught of some crime. You going to lose your gold medal, or whatever. Give the whole situation six months of cooloff time, or wait until the off season for your sport. Then, you prepare your own defense. You present it. The athletes decide. Boom, it over. None of this 3 year drama festival that could have been avoided rather quickly back in 2007.
In this case, something tells me the answer would have been the same. Those of you that didn cheat, you can keep your medal. Throw out a world record or whatever, but keep the medal. Marion, you go to the back of the line. . Something deliciously apropos about that.
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