#8. A Legacy of Steroids
For years Marion Jones denied taking performance-enhancing drugs and even went so far as to sue an accuser for defamation. But in October, the track superstar admitted she had lied about her steroid use to federal investigators, the same ones who a month later brought perjury charges against baseball's career home-run leader Barry Bonds. "I have betrayed your trust," Jones said at a press conference. "I have let my country down." She returned the five medals she won in Sydney to the International Olympic Committee, which nullified her results and asked her relay team members to return their medals as well.
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