Past Olympic Stars: Where Are They Now?

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Marion Jones

From Olympic star to retirement, prison, and back into the sports arena, Marion Jones' story is different than most but reflects the immense pressures, challenges, and potential pitfalls facing so many athletes. In 2000, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. In 2007, she was stripped of those medals after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs (despite earlier denying these accusations). She spent six months in a federal prison for lying to officials. In 2010, she returned to the sports arena as a member of the Tulsa Shock in the WNBA, but her bid to return to a sports career ended in 2011 when she was cut from the team. She created a program called "Take a Break" to give back and help people avoid mistakes that cause too big a price.

Marion Jones

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In just a short while, another round of elite Olympians will hang up their uniforms for good. What will their future hold? It is in their hands to create a new chapter of success.


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