June 6, 2001 |
Track standout Marion Jones has separated from her husband, world shotput champion C.J. Hunter, and will seek a divorce. Jones, winner of a record five medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, stood at her husband's side at the Games when he was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. But she said the two have "irreconcilable differences, which have made nurturing our marriage extremely difficult."
September 28, 2000 |
Art Thiel of the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, writing from Sydney: "It's been hard to top the excuse offered last year by a banned international cyclist: Someone sabotaged his toothpaste with a performance-enhancing drug. "But he lost the lead in the category of drug-induced whoppers at these Olympic Games after a coach from Uzbekistan was busted at the airport packing 15 vials of human growth hormone. Sergey Voynov said it was to help cure his baldness. "So the standards C.J. Hunter, the U.S.
September 27, 2000 |
Marion Jones ran today. She laced up her blue shoes and pushed back her silver necklace and ran. So simple. So splendid. She wasn't running from accusations that she is on drugs, or that she knew her husband was on drugs, or that she is a complete idiot for marrying that lug in the first place. She wasn't running from the media, or the IAAF, or USATF, or the IOC. Marion Jones ran to a finish line.
September 26, 2000 |
The ancient Olympics survived for more than 1,100 years before Emperor Theodosius of Rome, frustrated by the cheating, bribery and corruption, declared them pagan and shut them down. I'm not sure when it's going to happen, or who is going to do it, but I'm now convinced that the modern Olympics are on a fast track to becoming ancient. History is repeating itself. Turn out the flame, the party's over.
September 26, 2000 |
The International Olympic Committee's drug chief announced today that C.J. Hunter, last year's world shotput champion, had in recent months tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone not once but four times. But Hunter tearfully said he had never knowingly ingested it. Pausing frequently to dry his eyes, Hunter admitted knowingly taking only dietary supplements. After getting a kiss from his wife, Marion Jones--the U.S.
September 25, 2000 |
World champion shotputter C.J. Hunter flunked a drug test earlier this year, track officials said in a statement issued today. Hunter is not competing at the Sydney Olympics, where his wife, Marion Jones, is trying to win five gold medals. The International Amateur Athletic Federation statement said only that Hunter "tested positive for a banned substance."