Wednesday, December 12, 2007

This should be really simple

The IOC has formally stripped Marion Jones, the Steroid Sprinting Star of Sydney, of all five of her medals from the 2000 Games. This is moot, of course, since she returned them anyway. But now there is to be a hearing to determine the status of her 4x400m and 4x100m relay team-mates.

It's not hard. She cheated. You can't run four legs of a relay with three runners. The rest of the team, sad though it is for them, must lose their medals too. I don't understand why this is even up for question.

In other possibly drug tainted news, Miguel Tejada is now an Astro. Interesting that he was traded just in advance of the Mitchell Report. Do the Orioles know more than we do? Or has he just been the unlucky vitamin B12 supplier of choice for other players all along?

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