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Posted on: Monday, May 10, 2010

Olympics: U.S. relay team appeals to CAS in Marion Jones case


Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Seven U.S. sprinters have brought an appeal to the sports world's highest court seeking to regain the Olympic relay medals stripped from them because of doping by Marion Jones.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport heard lawyers for the women on Monday challenge the International Olympic Committee's decision to strip the U.S. relay medals from the 2000 Sydney Games. The move came after Jones admitted using performance-enhancing drugs at the time.

The U.S. won gold in the 4x400 relay and bronze in the 4x100 relay.

Jones' teammates say they should not be punished for her cheating.

A ruling on the appeal is not expected for several weeks.