Former UK sprinter wins back Olympic medal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Seven U.S. sprinters have won back
the Olympic relay medals that were stripped from them because
teammate Marion Jones was doping at the time.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday ruled in favor of
the women, who appealed the International Olympic Committee's
decision to disqualify them from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The court said that athletics rules in 2000 did not allow teams
to be affected by one member's doping.
In Sydney, Jearl Miles-Clark, Monique Hennagan, LaTasha Colander
Clark and Andrea Anderson were part of the squad that won gold in
the 4x400 relay.
Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards, Nanceen Perry and Passion
Richardson, a former UK sprinter, were on the 4x100 bronze medal squad. All but Perry
joined the appeal.

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