Disgraced Olympic runner, Marion Jones, has now given her medals back and will soon be heading to jail. After vehemently lying about it, she finally admitted using a banned steroid for two years. She has done incalculable harm to the 2000 Sydney games. She was a fake. The other athletes and the spectators wasted their time on a lie.
But she isn’t the only one. Our own Ben Johnson lost his gold at Seoul in 1988 for taking steroids. The American bicycle champion, Landis, lost his title because of dope. So did Ms. Jenniot (sic) of Quebec. Marion Jones partner, Tim Montgomery, a 100 meter title holder, has been barred from competition for doping. Most sports writers think home-run king Barry Jones was juiced up. And the experts say these names are just the tip of the iceberg.
Have you lost your faith in athletes?
Should the authorities be doing more to nail them?