US Olympian Lauryn Williams — Competing the right way

Returning for her fourth Olympic Games is Lauryn Williams.  Much like her teammate Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams joins the bobsled team less than two years removed from being an Olympian.  Lauryn was on the American Track and Field team that traveled to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.  In fact, the person who recruited Lauryn to try the sport of bobsledding was Lolo Jones...
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Marion Jones Visits Chargers HQ

Bolt up T…Former world champion star athlete Marion Jones stopped by the San Diego Chargers HQ on Monday and spoke with the team (including offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman, pictured) as part of the NFL’s life skills program.  “It was good,” linebacker Manti Te’o said. “We all learned a lot. It takes a lot of courage for her to stand up and do what she does.  “She...
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Breast Cancer Basketball Game Fundraiser to be televised on FS West

FOX Sports West is set to broadcast the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Basketball Game Friday at 4 p.m. Check out the lineups below: Pink Team Jackie Stiles (WNBA) Missouri State University; NCAA All-Time Leading Scorer; (Coach) Pam McGee (WNBA) University of Southern California, Womens Basketball Hall of Fame; (Coach) Valerie Still (WNBA) University of Kentucky, UK All-Time Leading...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Marion Jones: Usain Bolt could be best ever

Former U.S. track star Marion Jones believes Usain Bolt is on his way to becoming the greatest track and field athlete the world has ever seen. Jones said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that as long as Bolt's career isn't derailed by injury, ''he certainly would be considered the greatest track and field athlete ever.'' Jones points...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Victor Conte arrived in London this morning claiming he is now an anti-doping advocate

BALCO founder Victor Conte, the man behind the performance-enhancing drug “the clear” that tarnished Marion Jones’ career, arrived in London Friday morning. According to the NY Daily News, Conte is now training 22-year-old Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza and claims to be a changed man. So much so that he now calls himself an “anti-doping advocate”. “I’m here to cheer...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Felix wants to wash out silver taste

For Allyson Felix, it has been eight years of living with failure, eight years of living with disappointment: "I've had eight years now," she said, "to think about being a silver medalist." About being a what? Felix can make "silver medal" sound like a swear word, as if she has ever said a swear word. She has won silver in the 200-meter sprints...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

How about this? Jones the doper now a diplomat for U.S.

Embassies choose her for outreach in Serbia, CroatiaI hadn't heard anything about defrocked Olympic track and field champion Marion Jones in the three months since her one-year WNBA career ended when she was waived in July by the Tulsa Shock, which went on to become one of the worst teams in pro sports history, with a 3-31 record.
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October 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Marion Jones: Think hard before deciding

Marion Jones urged children in Croatia on Thursday to think hard before making big decisions, saying she wished she had done so herself before her track and field career was wrecked by a doping scandal.
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October 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Ex-Olympian Jones representing U.S. overseas

Former Olympian Marion Jones has been chosen by the State Department to represent the United States on a series of diplomatic visits to Serbia and Croatia this week.
October 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Marion Jones representing US on diplomatic visits

Former Olympian Marion Jones has been chosen by the State Department to represent the United States on a series of diplomatic visits to Serbia and Croatia this week. Jones won five medals at the 2000 Olympics but had them taken away and served prison time for lying to federal investigators about taking performance-enhancing drugs. She later played for a season and a half in the...
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October 18, 2011  |  Discuss

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