IAAF investigating sanctions against Jones

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UDINE, Italy, Oct 13 (Reuters) The world governing athletics body is investigating what sanctions it can take against former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones after she admitted taking steroids before the 2000 Sydney Games.

''What will happen with regards to the money? With regards to the medals? What will happen to the relays? These are good questions,'' International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) general secretary Pierre Weiss said today.

American Jones has returned the five medals she won in Sydney after confessing she had used the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), which was undetectable at the time.

Speaking on the eve of the world road running championships, Weiss told reporters: ''We are investigating the case, we have asked the US federation to make a report. We don't have the report yet, it will be complex.

''We are really sad about what happened. She was the queen of our sport. And we have lost our queen.'' REUTERS RaR RAI2216

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