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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMarion Lois Jones
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marion Jones was born on October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marion Lois Jones. She is an actress, known for Arli$$ (1996), Life After (2009) and Pyramid (2002). She has been married to Oba Thompson since February 24, 2007. They have three children. She was previously married to C.J. Hunter.

Spouse (2)

Oba Thompson (24 February 2007 - present) ( 3 children)
C.J. Hunter (3 October 1998 - 2002) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2000.
28 June 2003: Son, Tim, born. Father is boyfriend Tim Montgomery.
Holds dual citizenship from the USA and Belize.
Won three gold (100m, 200m, 4x400m relay) and two bronze medals (4x100m relay, long jump) at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
After years of accusations that she uses illegal substances, her "A" urine sample finally tested positive for a banned performance-enhancer at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. If the "B" sample also turns up positive, she would be banned for two years (August 2006).
Her lawyers announced that her "B" sample had tested negative, which cleared her from the doping allegations after the 2006 US Track and Field Championships (6 September 2006).
After admitting to having taken steroids before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she surrendered her five medals from the games and announced her retirement from track and field (October 2007).
Was sentenced to six months in jail, two years probation and ordered to serve 800 hours of community service for lying to a federal investigator about using steroids and her knowledge of a check fraud scam.
Cut by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Jones averaged less than one point per game in 14 appearances. (21 July 2011).

Personal Quotes (21)

I'm a jock and I'm an athlete, and that's what I love to do.
A lot of women say they love being pregnant, but I wasn't such a big fan.
As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
I'm for a drug-free sport and always will be.
My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
But I don't believe in guilt by association.
I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics, but those were my first Games.
Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones ever using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.
Everywhere we go, people recognize me.
We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families.
I was only 24 then, but 18 of those 24 years had been dedicated to wanting to get to that moment.
I've set no world record.
In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
I will continue to express the fact I am for a drug-free sport and always will be.
I'm an Internet junkie.
You forget that sometimes people are out there to get you - they don't even have a reason.
I think the people who have really followed my career from the time I was seven years old can see my steady progress and see the type of person and athlete I am.
It's hard to have a bad hair day when you're famous.
Our lives are so hectic and full, and we have a big family right now.
When I'm home, I'm relaxed.
The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.

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