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Thanou rejects IOC offer of Sydney gold

The Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou recently rejected an International Olympic Committee offer that would have seen her receive the Sydney Olympics 100m gold medal stripped from Marion Jones in return for acknowledgement of guilt and full responsibility for the Athens 2004 controversy, HellenicAthletes.com is reporting.

The IOC’s lawyers have determined that Thanou, the silver medal winner at Sydney 2000, should be upgraded outright to the currently vacant gold medal position as there is no evidence that she had done anything wrong at the time, but IOC president Jacques Rogge has continued to resist moving forward with the recommendation and resolving the matter…..Read More

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